A list of all character deaths that have featured in Emmerdale's storylines.

Emmerdale has been noted for its frequent and dramatic deaths. A plane crash in 1993 that killed all the passengers and four characters was watched by 17 million viewers, and doubled subsequent ratings. There were a total of 11 deaths in the Plane Crash, however only characters that have appeared in the show have been added to the list.


No. Date Character Cause
1 19th February 1973 Ian 'Trash' McIntyre Cervical fracture caused by falling out a window
2 17th April 1979 Unknown rapist of Wendy Hotson Hit by Motorbike
3 6th May 1980 Harry Moore Heart attack
4 26th August 1986 Pat Sugden Car accident
5 5th November 1987 Mr. Metcalfe Natural causes
6 6th July 1989 Denis Rigg Gored by a bull
7 16th August 1989 Jackie Merrick Accidental gunshot wound
8 16th August 1990 Pete Whiteley Run over by Kate Sugden
9 30th December 1993 Archie Brooks Incinerated by a fireball during plane crash
10 30th December 1993 Leonard Kempinski Car accident during plane crash
11 31st May 1994 Simmy Shot by Reg Dawson
12 7th June 1994 Shirley Turner Shot by Reg Dawson
13 7th June 1994 Reg Dawson Shot by police marksman
14 9th August 1994 Ben Dingle Heart defect
15 1st August 1995 Luke McAllister Car accident
16 11th April 1996 Jed Connell Shot by Nick Bates while poaching
17 26th December 1996 Dave Glover Injuries sustained from fire at Home Farm
18 27th May 1997 Frank Tate Heart attack
19 21st October 1997 Linda Fowler Car accident caused by Alex Oakwell
20 20th November 1998 Lord Alex Oakwell Fell off a roof
21 25th December 1998 Vic Windsor From injuries sustained after falling against a fridge cabinet during robbery
22 11th May 1999 Rachel Hughes Pushed off cliff by Graham Clark
23 11th November 1999 Liam Hammond Shot by Zoe Tate
24 18th February 2000 Graham Clark Car accident
25 20th March 2000 Pete Collins Bus crash
26 20th March 2000 Patricia Holmes Bus crash
27 20th March 2000 Bob Simmons Bus crash
28 24th March 2000 Butch Dingle Injuries sustained from the bus crash
29 16th November 2000 Sarah Sugden Barn fire started by Andy Sugden
30 10th September 2001 Jean Strickland Run over by Marc Reynolds
31 9th September 2002 Harry Partridge Heart attack
32 22nd November 2002 DC Adrien Collins Car accident
33 22nd November 2002 Angie Reynolds Car accident
34 17th December 2002 Jedediah Dingle Natural causes
35 26th December 2002 Ray Mullan Hit with a vase in self-defense by Louise Appleton
36 17th September 2003 Chris Tate Suicide by poisoning himself
37 8th January 2004 Tricia Dingle Internal injuries sustained from being crushed by falling bricks
38 6th July 2004 Paul Marsden Fell off scaffolding
39 24th November 2004 Roger Dyson Heart attack
40 17th March 2005 Shelley Williams Drowned
41 2nd October 2005 Max King Car explosion
42 13th April 2006 Terence Turner Struck over the head with a fire extinguisher by Adam Forsythe
43 13th July 2006 Noreen Bell House collapse
44 13th July 2006 David Brown House collapse
45 14th July 2006 Dawn Woods House collapse
46 31st July 2006 Alice Dingle Assisted suicide; morphine overdose administered by Sam Dingle
47 25th December 2006 Tom King Pushed out of a window by Carl King
48 17th May 2007 Len Reynolds Heart attack
49 1st August 2007 Colin McFarlane Natural causes
50 27th September 2007 DCI Grace Barraclough Run over by lorry
51 21st February 2008 Daniel Thomas Cot death
52 18th November 2008 Donald De Souza Heart attack
53 2nd December 2008 Shane Doyle Bludgeoned with a chair leg multiple times by Jasmine Thomas
54 16th December 2008 Matthew King Injuries sustained after being catapulted through truck windshield
55 12th January 2010 Mark Wylde Shot by Natasha Wylde
56 23rd July 2010 Shadrach Dingle Drowned
57 13th January 2011 Viv Hope Fire started by Nick Henshall
58 13th January 2011 Terry Woods Fire started by Nick Henshall
59 17th February 2011 Nick Henshall Suicide by gunshot
60 7th June 2011 Jackson Walsh Assisted suicide
61 16th February 2012 John Barton Car accident
62 17th October 2012 Carl King Hit with a brick by Cameron Murray
63 25th July 2013 Genesis Walker Suffocated by Cameron Murray
64 17th October 2013 Cameron Murray Electrocuted
65 4th March 2014 Gemma Andrews Brain death
66 14th August 2014 Donna Windsor Jumped from multi-storey car park
67 14th August 2014 Gary North Fell from multi-storey car park whilst handcuffed to Donna Windsor
68 25th September 2014 Robbie Lawson Accidentally hit by flare fired by Declan Macey
69 5th February 2015 Katie Sugden Fell through rotten floorboards after being pushed by Robert Sugden
704th August 2015Unknown helicopter pilotHelicopter crash at the village hall
714th August 2015Ruby HaswellInjuries in stomach from debris after a helicopter crashed into the village hall
724th August 2015Val PollardHit by a falling shard of glass in the mirror maze due to the helicopter explosion at the village hall
733rd September 2015SuzieHeart attack
7411th February 2016Tess HarrisRan over by Kirin Kotecha
7529th September 2016Holly BartonHeroin overdose
7617th October 2016James BartonInjuries sustained after falling off a bridge
7730th January 2017Joanie DingleCardiac arrest
787th April 2017Ashley ThomasPneumonia
793rd October 2017Finn BartonCardiac arrest after accidentally being shot in the stomach by Emma Barton
803rd October 2017Emma BartonPushed off the Hotten Viaduct by Moira Dingle
819th November 2017Amelia DumphreysUnknown causes - Died under the hairdyer in Beauty & Bernice
8211th January 2018Lawrence WhiteCar crash caused by Lachlan White
8311th January 2018Chrissie WhiteInjuries sustained in car crash caused by Lachlan White


No. Date Character Cause
1 30th January 1973 Sharon Crossthwaite Strangled by Jim Latimer
2 16th July 1973Peggy Skilbeck Brain haemorrhage
3 22nd October 1973Luke BrearlyLiver Failure
420th January 1975Wally LummPneumonia
5 13th January 1976 Sam Skilbeck Car accident
6 13th January 1976 Sally Skilbeck Car accident
7 13th January 1976 Beattie Dowton Car accident
8 1976 Bella Ryland Cancer
9 21st June 1977 Jim Gimbel Suicide by gunshot
10 September 1978 George Verney Natural causes
11 19th February 1981 Enoch Tolly Tractor accident
12 1981 Padraic Flynn Cancer
13 27th November 1984 Sam Pearson Natural causes
14 23rd January 1986 Harry Mowlam Beaten to death by Derek Warner
15 24th November 1988 Stephen Fuller Hit by a falling tree
16 1st January 1991 Paolo Rosetti Shot by unknown assailant
17 30th July 1991 Bill Whiteley Natural causes
18 3rd October 1991 Henry Wilks Heart attack
19 2nd February 1993 Meg Armstrong Stroke
20 16th December 1993Wally Eagleton Unknown
21 30th December 1993 Mark Hughes Crushed by falling wall in plane crash
22 30th December 1993 Elizabeth Pollard Struck by falling debris during plane crash
23 13th December 1994 Alice Wood Natural causes
24 6th June 1995 Joe Sugden Car accident
25 22nd August 1996 Granny Hopwood Heart attack
26 8th May 1997 Ron Hudson Huntington's disease
27 30th July 1997 Kate Sugden Brain haemorrhage
2817th January 2002Barbara KirkNatural causes
29 1st July 2002 Tony Bell Stabbed by Ray Mullan
30 16th September 2002 Edith Weatherall Natural causes
31 30th October 2005 Seth Armstrong Heart attack
32 27th February 2006 Brian Addyman Car accident
33 12th November 2006 Adam Forsythe Suicide by hanging
34 3rd September 2007 Mary Barraclough Stroke
35 25th December 2007 Rosemary King Suicide by gunshot
36 5th February 2009 Jack Sugden Heart attack
37 6th August 2010 Yvonne Harding Unknown illness
38 8th November 2011 Mia Macey Car accident
39 3rd December 2012 Tracey Suicide
40 24th December 2012 Alex Moss Murdered by Cameron Murray
41 28th July 2013 Tom Winchester Carbon monoxide poisoning
42 28th July 2013 Karen Winchester Carbon monoxide poisoning
43 24th October 2013 Alan Turner Heart failure
4416th July 2015Hilary PottsHeart problems
453rd May 2016Edna BirchOvarian cancer
4612th May 2016Gordon LivesySuicide by hanging
4718th May 2016DylanLung infection

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