7. Omar Little in The Wire
Portrayed by: Michael K. Williams
Dies in: "Clarifications" (Season 5, Episode 8)
We had a feeling it wouldn’t end well for the legendary stick-up man in his one-man war effort against the Stanfield outfit, despite his superheroic escape from various traps they set for him. The tragedy of Omar Little isn’t that he died, it’s how.
This man, with his respectable code of ethics, deserved to die an honorable death on the battlefield of the streets. We for sure couldn’t even fathom his story coming to end at the hands of midget juvenile delinquent Kenard, completely off the cuff in a corner store, just because he sees an opportunity. Omar overlooks, Kenard is underwhelmed, and one of the greatest badassess of television is felled by a truant. Cold world.