Top 10 Saddest Grey's Anatomy Moments
The Most Heartbreaking Deaths On ‘Grey’s Anatomy,' Ranked
Meredith adopted Doc to help her get over Derek after he got back together with Addison (played by Kate Walsh). But when Meredith discovered Doc had bone cancer, she decided to put him to sleep. And well, it's one of the saddestGrey'sdeath scenes...even if it is about a dog.
Adele (played by Loretta Devine) suffered from Alzheimer's. While she died offscreen, it was the scene where Richard (James Pickens Jr.) operated on her and sang "My Funny Valentine" (leading her to believe it was their wedding night) that had everyone a complete mess.
Ellis (Kate Burton) wasn't exactly an all-star mother to Meredith, but her death, also from Alzheimer’s, rocked Meredith's world.
Fans did see Meredith get a bit of closure, however, when she nearly drowned and saw her mother. In that episode, Ellis tells Meredith she's anything but ordinary and that she needs to stay alive. It's a mother-daughter moment onlyGrey'scould pull off.
When Jackson Avery (played by Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) had a baby, it seemed like a moment to rejoice. But viewers quickly the infant had a life-threatening disease—and he died shortly after birth.
McSteamy (played by Eric Dane) died after Lexie as a result of injuries he sustained in a plane crash they were both in. Because Mark's will stated he wanted to remain on life support for 30 days before being taken off of it, fans had to wait through the summer hiatus to learn his fate.
This one nearly broke us. The prospects for Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) were always grim, given that viewers first met him because he was admitted to the hospital for heart failure.
But Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) fell for him anyway, and when he died in her arms, fans mourned right alongside her. Denny did, however, return in ghost form—twice. Once when Meredith nearly drowned, and again when Izzie was was being treated for Stage 4 cancer.
Not only was Lexie (played by Chyler Leigh) crushed to a death by a a piece of shrapnel from the tragic airplane crash she and Mark were in together, but she took her last breath as Mark admitted his love for her: "I’ve always loved you, I’ll always be in love with you."I'm not crying, you're crying.
The death of George (played by actor T.R. Knight) was one of the worst to witness, perhaps because it was so sudden. After pushing a woman out of the way to avoid an oncoming bus, George ended up getting hit by the bus himself. His injuries were so severe that he was unrecognizable—that is, until he traced "007" (his nickname) on Meredith's hand. He ultimately died, and fans would never be the same.
This was the saddest Grey's death of all because I really thought it was the one happily ever after Shonda might let one of her characters have. But when Derek (Patrick Dempsey) suffered brain damage from a tragic accident, we watched Meredith say goodbye to McDreamy.
Before she gave the go-ahead to take him off life support, Meredith said, "Derek, it's okay—you go. I'll be fine." Years later, and fans still aren't okay. Are you sobbing yet? Because I sure as hell am.
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