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More People Have Died In The Walking Dead Than You Think

To say that "The Walking Dead" is a show about death is an understatement. It's in the title, after all. The long-running AMC series follows groups of survivors throughout an apocalypse where most of the human population has died and then reanimated as zombies. Those who haven't turned yet must fend off the flesh-eating walkers while navigating this new world and grieving the life they once had.

However, the living killing the undead isn't the only reason for the show's extremely high body count. Since its debut in 2010, it was made clear that not even main cast members were safe. Of the original Atlanta group, only Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) remain. Technically, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is still alive but has been MIA since Season 9.

Fans of "The Walking Dead" likely forgot just how many heartbreaking deaths have happened over the show's eleven seasons — and it's more than you might think.

TWD is the 'most dangerous fictional TV show to live in'

According to a UK-based insurance company's study cited by Undead Walking, "The Walking Dead" is the "most dangerous fictional TV show to live in." Sure, this might be the understatement of the century, but the zombie show notably beat out other violence-heavy shows like "Game of Thrones," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "American Horror Story."

The report shows that there have been roughly 1,808 deaths across 147 episodes (the pilot through the midseason finale of Season 10). This means that, on average, there are 12 deaths per episode and 180 deaths per season. Characters dying is such a routine aspect of "The Walking Dead" that it's easy to forget how perilous their world truly is. The show's aftershow, "The Talking Dead," even features an In Memoriam segment to recap who died in each episode.

Between the threats of being torn apart by walkers, running out of food and shelter, and being attacked by other groups of survivors, "The Walking Dead" has more than earned the title of "most dangerous."