In Memoriam: Top 5 'Game of Thrones' Deaths From Season 4

SPOILERS: We say goodbye to some of the best from "Game of Thrones."

ByMICHAEL ROTHMAN and JEFF SWARTZ
June 17, 2014, 4:22 PM
PHOTO: Game of Thrones Deaths
Jack Gleeson , as King Joffrey, in a scene from "Game of Thrones."
Macall B. Polay/HBO

June 17, 2014 — -- intro: With "Game of Thrones" season 4 coming to a close Sunday night, the death can stop ... at least until season 5.

This season was filled with plenty of blood and murder that had "GoT" fans talking. Some deaths were a welcome change while others no one saw coming and people mourned. Here are the top 5 deaths on "Game of Thrones" this season and how they met their demise.

BTW: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

quicklist: 1title: Tywin Lannistertext: Tywin Lannister died at the hands of his son Tyrion in the season finale of season 4 "The Children." Tyrion shoots his father, who is sitting in the privy, with a crossbow after Tyrion, who had been tormented by his father his entire life, found out Tywin had slept with the woman he loved. Tywin is survived by the man who killed him Tyrion Lannister.media: 24165096

quicklist: 2title: Oberyn Martelltext: The Red Viper Oberyn died in "The Mountain and the Viper" when he hesitated after defeating the Mountain, who eventually catches him off guard and then crushes his skull, after gouging out his eyes.media: 24165469

quicklist: 3title: Joffrey Baratheontext: King Joffrey Baratheon died at just 19 years old in the episode "The Lion and the Rose," at his wedding feast after he was poisoned. He choked to death after being handed a poisoned glass of wine. He is survived by Cersei Lannister, his mother and aunt, and Jaime Lannister, his biological father and uncle.media: 24164935

quicklist: 4title: Sandor Cleganetext: The Hound Sandor Clegane also appears to die in the finale "The Children," when he is confronted by Brienne of Tarth and the two battle. Sandor eventually falls down a cliff and is left to die from his wounds.media: 24165195

quicklist: 5title: Ygrittetext: In the episode "The Watchers on the Wall," Ygritte has her bow aimed directly at Jon Snow, her lover, but she hesitates. Because of this, she is shot by Olly and dies in Snow's arms.media: 24165389

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