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Poll: TV Characters We Miss Who Passed Away

Many beloved actors have had the misfortune of passing away during the run of many television shows over the years. Most shows chose to honor that actor and not recast the role. Some did.

For the ones that were not recast, which one character is your favorite from this list?

After voting, please discuss here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Will Lee

    Mister Hooper from 'Sesame Street'
  2. Vote!

    Nicholas Colasanto

    Coach from 'Cheers'
  3. Vote!

    Phil Hartman in NewsRadio (1995)

    Bill McNeal from 'NewsRadio'
  4. Vote!

    Nancy Marchand in The Sopranos (1999)

    Livia Soprano from 'The Sopranos'
  5. Vote!

    John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco, and Amy Davidson in 8 Simple Rules (2002)

    Paul Hennessy from '8 Simple Rules'
  6. Vote!

    John Spencer in The West Wing (1999)

    Leo McGarry from 'The West Wing'
  7. Vote!

    Marcia Wallace in The Simpsons (1989)

    Edna Krabapple from 'The Simpsons'
  8. Vote!

    Miguel Ferrer in NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)

    Owen Granger from 'NCIS: Los Angeles'
  9. Vote!

    Stanley Kamel in Monk (2002)

    Dr. Charles Kroger from 'Monk'
  10. Vote!

    Phil Leeds in Ally McBeal (1997)

    Judge Dennis 'Happy' Boyle from Ally 'McBeal'
  11. Vote!

    Lee Thompson Young in Rizzoli & Isles (2010)

    Barry Frost from 'Rizzoli & Isles'
  12. Vote!

    Larry Hagman in Dallas (2012)

    J.R. Ewing from 'Dallas'
  13. Vote!

    Glenn Strange in Gunsmoke (1955)

    Sam the Bartender from 'Gunsmoke'
  14. Vote!


    Hoss Cartwright from 'Bonanza'
  15. Vote!

    Scott Bakula, Orson Bean, Marcia Cross, and Kathryn Joosten in Desperate Housewives (2004)

    Karen McCluskey from 'Desperate Housewives'

    Suggested by Dan Dassow

  16. Vote!

    Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)

    Chico Rodriguez from 'Chico and the Man'

    Suggested by Mike The Whistle

  17. Vote!

    Mark Priestley in All Saints (1998)

    Dan Goldman from 'All Saints'
  18. Vote!

    Gregory Sierra and Jack Soo in Barney Miller (1975)

    Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana from 'Barney Miller'

    Suggested by Mike The Whistle

  19. Vote!

    Selma Diamond in Night Court (1984)

    Bailiff Selma Hacker from ' Night Court'

    Suggested by Mike The Whistle

  20. Vote!

    Carol Ann Susi

    The voice of Mrs. Debbie Wolowitz from 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Suggested by Jessica

  21. Vote!

    Michael Conrad in Hill Street Blues (1981)

    Sgt. Phil Esterhaus

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