Television has never been more prolific, sensational, or ambitious than it is right now, and for some reason, that’s also meant a dramatic spike in characters leaving their shows in body bags.

But how many major characters, exactly, does TV actually kill off? To find out, I spent weeks combing through television schedules, plot summaries, IMDB credits, and painstakingly detailed fan pages. In the end, I tallied up all the deaths I could find from the 2015-’16 television season.

http://www.vox.com/a/tv-deaths-lgbt-diversity