15Ned StarkMatt Weber: July 23, 2014 | 43,627 views
Early in the Game of Thrones, such a prominent character as Ned Stark can't be expected to kick the bucket so soon, but George R. R. Martin takes no reservations in killing off characters you so dearly wanted to survive. Ned Stark set a tone in the show that made it clear that nobody was safe.
A show about Zombies is bound to have a ton of sad deaths, but none hit so hard as Hershel, who had such a terrible time of it, first being injured and becoming unable to fend for himself as well, then a little while later being turned himself. For a character who was such a source of wisdom, it's hard to see him go down like that