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The 25 Most Devastating Character Deaths In TV History

19. Dan Conner in Roseanne

Portrayed by: John Goodman
Dies in: "Into That Good Night" (Season 9, Episode 23/24)

Fans cried foul when Roseanne seemingly went against its core themes and rewarded the long-suffering Conner family with a winning lottery ticket and, thus, all their hopes and dreams. Then a borderline sadistic twist in the series finale reveals Roseanne has been writing Conner family fan-fic this whole time: In reality, they’re still dirt poor, and what’s worse, Dan succumbed to his heart attack. Well, viewers that didn’t want a happy Conner family, were you satisfied?!

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