People die—especially in zombie movies. Oftentimes it's characters we like. In some cases, it's characters we love.
From modern zombie tales like The Walking Dead to horror classics like Dawn of the Dead, zombie fighters have been biting the dust for decades.
Sometimes they are characters we want to see as walker bait, but other times those brutal death scenes involve characters we've connected with and really don't want to see go.
To make it even worse, they're not just dead. They're the thing they usually hate the most—a zombie.
In honor of those dearly departed, and for the 13th of our 31 Days of Halloween posts, here are a dozen of the most heartbreaking zombie deaths out there.
[WARNING: Spoilers ahead!]
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