11 Grey's Anatomy Tragedies We Will Never, Ever Forget: What's #1?

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Grey's Anatomy, which begins its 11th season tonight, has dealt with its fare share of tragedies. More than the average hospital, we'd venture to say.

In fact, given some of the events that have transpired at Grey Sloan / Seattle Grace over the years, the board may want to considering renaming the place "007."

George, we miss you man.

Natural disasters. Cancer. Fatal crashes. Miscarriages, plural. Armed intruders. Countless losses, and not only patients, but among the doctors' own ranks.

In honor of Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 1, check out 11 of the show's most tragic events to date, and scratch your head at why anyone still works there:

Cristina Yang had the right idea. We're going to miss her, and can't imagine the show without her, but let's be honest. Switzerland must look pretty good.

What other tragedies await Meredith, Derek, Alex, Calzona and the rest of the staff that has somewhat improbably survived all of these events and more?

They've already seen enough to last a lifetime, but that's unlikely to stop the producers of Shonda Rhimes' flagship show from bringing the pain once more.

Hey, the tears you've cried throughout these 11 events - and even that is paring down the list of candidates, which tells you a lot - have gotten them this far.

So scroll through the gallery above, tell us which stories still resonate with you all these years later, and which worthy shockers didn't make our list.

And as always, you can watch Grey's Anatomy online to revisit the events (if you have enough tissues on hand) from this season and past years.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Life is too precious to waste doing anything less than what makes us happy.

Miranda

You're infested with a bunch of tiny spleens.

Meredith