Ever since it premiered back in January 2017, fans have been seriously obsessed with Riverdale. Now, the show is gearing up to premiere its sixth season and viewers are still hooked on all the twists, turns and cliffhangers that the show serves up every week. Along with the seriously shocking storylines throughout the show comes some seriously heartbreaking character deaths — but sometimes, it’s hard to keep up.

From Jason Blossom to Ms. Grundy, Joaquin and let’s not forget Edgar Evernever, so many stars said goodbye to the show over the past few years. In the season 5 finale, which aired in October 2021, Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) was almost killed but got exiled from the town instead.

“The other thing we considered was killing Hiram off. And we had fun imagining the ways that might happen,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explained in an interview with Deadline at the time. “The two versions of Hiram’s death we were seriously entertaining late into the breaking of the episode were that Archie would take Hiram into the woods … and only Archie would come back, like something out of The Sopranos. And the strong implication (never confirmed) would be that Archie had murdered Hiram and buried his body somewhere in Swedlow Swamp. The other thing we talked about is that Veronica and Archie would take Hiram to one of his construction sites and entomb him in wet cement in the building’s foundation.”

As fans know, none of those happened, but there have been a few wild deaths in the series. One of which occurred when fans thought Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) had actually killed Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) in season 4.

“No one’s ever actually dead on Riverdale,” Lili said during an interview with Green Matters in October 2019. “Even when you’re buried in the ground, you can still come back. So, there’s always a chance that he will come back.”

Of course, he did come back — but others weren’t so lucky. Scroll through our gallery to take a look back at all the characters who died on Riverdale and a breakdown of each one.

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