The Walking Dead is coming to an end after 12 years – and surprisingly there are still many fan-favourite characters still alive.
However, as expected, there have been some truly disturbing deaths over the years, with popular characters meeting their untimely ends.
The show, which streams on Disney+ in the UK, is based on a comic series of the same name, however not every death is the same.
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Some characters are given the death scenes of others from the comics, but some are just as brutal on-screen as they are on the illustrated page.
As The Walking Dead airs its final episode, Daily Star is taking a look at the series' most brutal deaths ever.
A gutting end
Spencer Monroe met a gruesome end in the season seven episode Hearts Still Beating, at the hands of then-villain Negan.
The character had been growing more and more resentful of leader Rick Grimes, and told their enemy Negan that Rick should be killed.
But Negan didn't take it well, telling Spencer that he would wait until Rick had returned from a supply run so Spencer could tell him himself.
Negan told Spencer that he had "no guts" after a menacing speech, and then swiftly pulled out a knife and sliced Spencer open, with his organs spilling out onto the floor as he died.
Rick then killed the zombified remains of Spencer.
Fan-favourite Glenn Rhee's death in The Day Will Come When You Won't Be – the season seven premiere – is one of the most memorable and upsetting from the whole series.
Glenn had been a main character throughout up until that point and was starting a family with Maggie, which made his death all the more devastating.
As Negan started his reign of terror over the survivors, he bashed Glenn over the head with his barbed wire-covered baseball bat, Lucille.
Somehow, Glenn survived the initial two hits, however he was seen with his skull crushed so bad that his eyeball had popped out.
After telling Maggie "I'll find you", he was killed with more strikes to the face, before Negan bashed him beyond recognition.
Luckily, fans had a bit of a pre-warning as it was the same death that Glenn received in the comics.
Torn to shreds
Dale Horvath was killed in the season two episode Judge, Jury, Executioner, after trying to fight off a walker.
He was patrolling the farm when he found a part-eaten cow, and was ambushed by a walker that had escaped after Carl Grimes had provoked it earlier in the day.
Dale managed to fight off a bite from the walker, however it ripped his stomach open.
The rest of the survivors rushed to help, but Hershel said that he wouldn't be able to save him.
While Rick tried to shoot him to put him out of his misery, he couldn't bring himself to do it, so Daryl did it instead.
Heads on pikes
The season nine episode The Calm Before dealt a devastating blow to fans, when a handful of characters – including some popular players and surprises – were revealed to have been killed by the Whisperers.
The deaths happened off-screen, when Alpha managed to get into the survivors' community during a fair and separated a number of residents.
In a horrific twist – that also happened in the comics – Alpha displayed the decapitated heads of her victims on pikes along the border as a warning to the survivors.
The poor victims were Ozzy, Alek, DJ, Frankie, Tammy Rose, Rodney, Addy, Enid, Tara and Henry.
Tara had been a main character since she joined in season four, and Henry was quickly becoming a bigger character with his romance with Alpha's daughter Lydia one of the big storylines of the season.
While the horrific scene did happen in the comic, the victims were different.
In the comic, Alpha killed Olivia, Joshua, Larry, Oscar, Amber, Ken, Erin, Luke, Tammy, Carson, Rosita and Ezekiel.
Of course, Rosita and Ezekiel are two of the biggest characters on the show still, so their deaths would have been awful to deal with.
While not particularly bloody or gruesome, the backstory to Lizzie's death makes it one of the most brutal of The Walking Dead.
She was shot dead by Carol in the season four episode The Grove.
Lizzie had killed her little sister Mika, when she was trying to tell Carol and Tyreese that people weren't much different from walkers.
And realising the threat that Lizzie brought to them – unable to tell the difference between humans and walkers – Carol decided to kill her.
Carol made Lizzie look at some flowers to pick for Mika, when she took out a gun and shot her in the head.
Again, the death of Sophia wasn't particularly gory, however it was one of the most heartbreaking in the early seasons of the show.
Carol's daughter Sophia was killed off-screen by walkers when she was trying to find her way back home after getting split up from the group.
Then, zombified, she was rounded up by Otis and moved to Hershel's barn.
Her death was revealed in the season two episode Pretty Much Dead Already, when the survivors saw poor little Sophia emerge from the barn.
Carol broke down at the loss of her daughter, and Rick eventually managed to shoot the zombified girl.
Hershel's death was difficult to take, as it was particularly bloody.
He was killed by the Governor, who had just turned down Rick's plea to team up with them at the prison.
The Governor used Michonne's katana and swung it deep into Hershel's neck, causing him to bleed out.
Before he succumbed to his injury, a dying Hershel managed to drag himself away from the fight, but the Governor soon caught up with him.
He then hacked away at Hershel's neck until he was completely decapitated.
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