Any true fan of The Walking Dead will be quick to advise you not to get too attached to any major character. As quickly as a character may come into the show, they may leave it, trailing a bloody mess behind them.
Over the years the show has shocked us with the sudden departure of many fan favorites, and of course Season 7 is no exception. Given that Season 6 ended on such a massive event, fans were prepared to say goodbye to a beloved character in the opening minutes of the Season 7 premiere. But there's no way that Negan's victims will be the only deaths in Season 7.
Take a look at the ever-growing list of those that have sadly passed through the duration of The Walking Dead Season 7, and be sure to check back regularly as we update the count following each episode of the season.
Sasha - Episode 16
Sasha had been part of the Walking Dead group since way back in Season 3, but going into Season 7 she suffered her final loss when Abraham was killed by Negan. Following Abraham's death she teamed up with Rosita to bring Negan down, and while it meant Sasha's capture, it also allowed her what is probably the best and most meaningful death of the entire series.
Given a suicide pill by Eugene, Sasha rode all the way to Alexandria inside a coffin and when she was almost there she swallowed the pill and waited to die. The best part about Sasha's plan was that Negan had no idea what she had done and was very nearly bitten by zombie-Sasha. Though she didn't get the Big Bad she did manage to kill a Savior named Roy before taking off into the woods. Later she was tracked down by Jesus and Maggie, who put her down before holding a funeral ceremony inside Alexandria, keeping the promise to bury their own.
Roy - Episode 16
Roy was a member of the Saviors group who was outside the gates when it was revealed that Sasha had turned. Although Negan was able to escape zombie-Sasha unharmed, she quickly turned her attention to Roy who wasn't quite so lucky.
Farren - Episode 16
Farron was a member of Jadis's group who appeared to be helping Rick's team. She was posted on a balcony to assist Michonne as a sniper, however when Jadis's betrayal was revealed she attempted to kill Michonne. Fortunately Michonne was somehow able to overpower Farron and throw her from the balcony, killing her.
David - Episode 15
You may remember David as the Savior who creepily taunted Enid over her green balloons, and beat up both Aaron and Dwight. However, his big moment came in Episode 15 when he appeared to be about to rape Sasha when he was caught by Negan. Due to Negan's strict rule against rape, David's apology was not accepted and he was killed right there in Sasha's cell.
Richard - Episode 13
Richard was killed by Morgan who lashed out in anger after his plan caused the death of Benjamin. Richard had planned to provoke the Saviors by hiding one of the cantaloupes promised to them and then force a scenario that would result in the Saviors killing him and prompting Ezekiel to go to war alongside Rick. However, instead of the Saviors shooting Richard, they shoot Benjamin, much to Richard's horror. The next time the Saviors meet with the Kingdommers to return the cantaloupe something in Morgan snaps and he murders the man in front of the two groups - later revealing Richard's failed plan to provoke conflict.
Benjamin - Episode 13
Benjamin is the unintended victim of Richard's plan to provoke the Saviors into attacking Ezekiel's group. While Richard's plan was to have the Saviors kill him, thus showing Ezekiel that the Kingdom needed to go to war against the Saviors and alongside Rick, instead the Savior switched his victim at the last moment and shot Benjamin. Though the group took Benjamin to Carol's house, he died of his injuries soon after.
Dr. Emmett Carson - Episode 11
Dr. Emmett Carson wasn't only the doctor for the Saviors, but he was also the brother of Harlan Carson, the doctor at the Hilltop. Emmett Carson sadly lost his life when he was horrifically burned alive by Negan for supposedly helping Daryl escape the base. Emmett wasn't actually the person responsible for Daryl's escape, with Dwight having planted the evidence to save Sherry's life.
Olivia - Episode 8
No one saw this death coming, not even Negan! Following Spencer's death, Rosita decided this was the ideal time to test out the brand new bullet that Eugene had made for her, and fired a shot in the Big Bad's direction. Unfortunately it didn't quite hit its mark, and instead grazed Negan's prized possession, Lucille.
After Negan demanded to know who made Rosita's bullet and Rosita repeatedly lied to him, Negan gave Arat permission to kill a random member of the community who sadly ended up being Olivia. So now once again Judith is without a baby sitter, and the community's pantry is left unguarded.
Spencer - Episode 8
Oh Spencer, you were a difficult guys to warm to but truly no one deserves to die holding their warm guts. Ever since the death of Spencer's father and brother, and eventually his mother, he had been wary of Rick's leadership of Alexandria. Despite having no success convincing any one else in Alexandria that Rick was unfit for the job, Spencer decided to play the diplomat and talk to Negan about being instated as the leader of the safe-zone. Unfortunately Negan didn't appreciate Spencer's gutless approach, and was suddenly intrigued about whether or not Spencer actually did have any guts. Suffice to say he did.
Fat Joey - Episode 8
Fat Joey/Joseph/Joe was introduced to us just a few short episodes ago, however the moment he chose to make Negan's compound his home he basically sealed his fate. While you may have thought that we might see Fat Joey die at the hands of Negan, he actually met his maker when a desperate Daryl bludgeoned him to death in his escape attempt. RIP Fat Joey, enjoy those sandwiches in the great beyond.
Isabelle - Episode 8
After forming a barrier of walkers, Michonne managed to stop a lone Savior out on some sort of solo mission and force her to drive her to the Saviors' compound. After eventually reaching the edges of the Saviors domain, the Savior — named Isabelle in the cast call for the role — knew that she was about to be killed by Michonne, but still urged Michonne to take the car, destroy it and never attempt to try and infiltrate Negan's base.
It was clear Isabelle was another loyal servant of Negan's, reeling out the "we're all Negan" party line when Michonne asked if Negan was currently back at the base. However we'll never get to learn if she could have been swayed onto Rick's side because Michonne made use of the silencer in the car's glove compartment and shot Isabelle dead before turning the car around.
George - Episode 7
We first got introduced to George and his Savior friend Chris (see below) at the very start of Episode 7 as they took a break to wait for a herd to thin down. The two discuss Fat Joey rigging the road to thin out herds and guerrilla warfare before continuing back to the Saviors base with their haul. Unfortunately what George didn't know is that a trigger-happy Carl Grimes was waiting in the back of the truck and after spilling a box of alcohol all over the floor (thanks Jesus!), Carl swiftly took him out.
Chris - Episode 7
But one dead Savior just wasn't enough for Carl! And as Negan spoke to the boy, Chris stupidly decided to lunge for his weapon, underestimating the young fighter, and earned a stomachful of lead for his troubles.
Gordon - Episode 3
After receiving word that a Savior had fled the compound, runaway Gordon was tracked down by Dwight. But despite Dwight's best intention to bring Gordon back to the Saviors compound with him, Gordon's continued pleading with Dwight to end his life were ultimately successful.
Though Gordon's time in the episode was brief, it showed for just a moment that Dwight — who was currently at that point feeding Daryl dog food sandwiches — was actually a better guy than we thought, allowing a broken man to finally be put out of his misery. Gordon, we barely knew you.
Abraham - Episode 1
Abraham had one hell of a ride over Season 6, and came out of it a happier and more well-rounded person after he left some of his demons in the past and ditched Rosita for Sasha (which, admittedly, was rather brutal). However, if there's one thing that every Walking Dead fan knows, it's that the moment a character shows they're at peace with themselves, it means death and sadly that was exactly the case for Abe in the Season 7 premiere.
Abraham almost seemed to bravely put himself forward as the one to be killed when he knelt up straight and looked Negan in the eyes while he picked him victim. When it came time for his death, he chose not to beg for his life but to tell the Big Bad "suck my nuts." What a guy.
Glenn Rhee - Episode 1
Glenn was the hottest of hot picks to die at the hands of Negan, but I doubt too many of us could have predicted how utterly gut wrenching that scene was going to be to watch. Though the events leading up to it were different, Glenn's death itself played out almost exactly the same as the comic series, right down to his eye being dislodged and desperately stuttering out his wife's name.
Glenn leaves an enormous hole in The Walking Dead family, being the first original cast member to be killed off since way back in Season 3. However, as devastating as Glenn's death is, thanks to his and Maggie's unborn child he will live on in at least one small way. We can only keep our fingers crossed no more tragedies befall this little family.
Whose death in The Walking Dead would devastate you the most?