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Notice the discrepancies is Jacob Sugden's death date and the "moving headstone"?

Over the years there has been 102 deaths in Emmerdale Farm/Emmerdale since 1972. This is a list of deaths in the show since then, including Jacob Sugden, while he died 6 days before the show began, his funeral opened up the series on 16 October 1972.

This list also includes unseen characters and offscreen deaths, these are marked with an asterix*.

Deaths in Emmerdale Farm/Emmerdale[]

Character Name Date of death Cause of death Age at death
Jacob Sugden * 10 October 1972 Pneumonia 56
Sharon Crossthwaite * 30 January 1973 Strangled by Jim Latimer 17
Trash - The Tramp 5 February 1973 Cervical fracture from falling out a window. 48
Peggy Skilbeck* 16 July 1973 Brian haemorrhage 25
Luke Brearly * October 1973 Liver failure Unk
Tom Ratcliffe * May 1974 Unknown Unk
Wally Lumm * 21 January 1975 Pneumonia About 72
Sam and Sally Skilbeck * 13 January 1976 Railway accident 2
Beattie Dowton * 13 January 1976 Railway accident Unk
Bella Ryland * March 1976 Cancer About 50
Percy Edgar * 1977 Old age Unk
Jim Gimbel * 21 June 1977 Suicide by gunshot 53
George Verney* September 1978 Natural causes 68
Rapist (Episode 518) 12 April 1979 Run over by motorbike Unk
Harry Moore 13 May 1980 Heart attack About 75
Enoch Tolly * 9 February 1981 Tractor accident Unk
Sam Pearson * 27 November 1984 Old age 84
Jean Tate * December 1984 Assisted suicide Unk
Harry Mowlam * 23 January 1986 Beaten to death by Derek Warner About 55
Pat Sugden 26 August 1986 Car crash 42
Mr Metcalfe 5 November 1987 Heart attack About 70
Steve Fuller * 14 November 1988 Killed by a falling tree About 42
Denis Rigg 6 July 1989 Crushed by a bull 49
Jackie Merrick 16 August 1989 Gunshot wound 24
Pete Whiteley 16 August 1990 Run over by Kate Sugden 27
Paolo Rosetti * 1 January 1991 Shot by an unknown assailant Unk
Bill Whiteley * 30 July 1991 Old age 72
Henry Wilks * 3 October 1991 Heart attack 69
Meg Armstrong * 2 February 1993 Stroke 58
Wally Eagleton * November 1993 Unknown 66
Mark Hughes * 30 December 1993 Crushed by falling wall during plane crash 20
Elizabeth Pollard * 30 December 1993 Struck by debris from plane crash 46
Leonard Kempinski 30 December 1993 Car crash caused by part of the plane About 78
Archie Brooks 30 December 1993 Vapourised by aviation fuel from plane crash 30
Shirley Turner 7 June 1994 Shot by Reg Dawson Unk
Reg Dawson 7 June 1994 Shot by police About 40
Ben Dingle 9 August 1994 Heart defect 20
Alice Wood * 13 December 1994 Old age Unk
Joe Sugden * 6 June 1995 Car accident in Spain 46
Luke McAllister 1 August 1995 Car accident 19
Jed Connell 11 April 1996 Shot by Nick Bates Unk
Granny Hopwood * 22 August 1996 Old age Unk
Dave Glover 26 December 1996 Burned to death 23
Ron Hudson * 8 May 1997 Huntingdons disease Unk
Frank Tate 27 May 1997 Heart attack 59
Kate Sugden * 30 July 1997 Brain haemorrhage 45
Linda Fowler 21 October 1997 Car crash 19
Lord Alex Oakwell 1998 Fell off a roof Unk
Vic Windsor 25 December 1998 Head injury during fight with Billy Hopwood 40
Rachel Hughes 11th May 1999 Pushed off a cliff by Graham Clark 27
Liam Hammond 11th November 1999 Shot by Zoe Tate 38
Graham Clark 18th February 2000 Car accident 29
Pete Collins 20 March 2000 Bus crash 25
Bob Simmons 20 March 2000 Bus crash 57
Butch Dingle 24 March 2000 Ruptured liver caused by bus crash 27
Sarah Sugden 16 November 2000 Barn fire caused by Andy Sugden 48
Jean Strickland 10th September 2001 Run over by Marc Reynolds 47
Edith Weatherall * 16th September 2002 Old age Unk
DC Adrien Collins 22 November 2002 Car accident Unk
Angie Reynolds 22 November 2002 Car accident 37
Jedediah Dingle 17 December 2002 Old age 81
Tony Bell * 25 December 2002 Stabbed by Ray Mullan Unk
Ray Mullan 25 December 2002 Struck in self defense by Louise Appleton 46
Chris Tate 17 September 2003 Suicide by medication overdose 39
Tricia Dingle 8 January 2004 Injuries sustained after being crushed by falling bricks. 27
Paul Marsden 6 July 2004 Fell off a roof About 25
Roger Dyson 24 November 2004 Heart attack Unk
Shelley Williams 17 March 2005 Drowned Unk
Max King 2 October 2005 Car crash 25
Seth Armstrong * 30 October 2005 Heart attack 78
Brian Addyman * 27 February 2006 Car accident Unk
Terence Turner 13 April 2006 Stuck over the head with a fire extinguisher by Dr Adam Forsythe 53
Noreen Bell 13 July 2006 House collapse Unk
David Brown 13 July 2006 House collapse Unk
Dawn Woods 14 July 2006 Injuries sustained in house collapse 22
Alice Dingle 31 July 2006 Morphine overdose 29
Dr Adam Forsythe * 12 November 2006 Suicide by hanging About 45
Tom King 25 December 2006 Pushed out of a window by Carl King 67
Len Reynolds 17 May 2007 Heart attack 70
Colin McFarlane 1 August 2007 Natural causes Unk
DCI Grace Barraclough 27 September 2007 Run over by a lorry Unk
Rosemary King 25 December 2007 Suicide by gunshot 61
Daniel Thomas 21 February 2008 Cot death 0
Donald De Souza 18 November 2008 Heart attack 75
Shane Doyle 1 December 2008 Struck over the head with a chair leg by Jasmine Thomas 28
Matthew King 16 December 2008 Car accident 40
Jack Sugden * 5 February 2009 Heart attack 61
Mark Wylde 14 January 2010 Shot by Natasha Wylde 50
Shadrach Dingle 23 July 2010 Drowned 62
Terry Woods 13 January 2011 Fire started by Nick Henshall 53
Viv Hope 13 January 2011 Fire started by Nick Henshall 54
DC Nick Henshall * 17 February 2011 Suicide by gunshot About 50
Jackson Walsh 7th June 2011 Assisted suicide 21
Mia Macey * 8 November 2011 Car accident 19
John Barton 16 February 2012 Car accident 41
Car2020l King 17th October about2012 Hit with a brick by Cameron Murray 39
Alex Moss * 24 December 2012 Murdered by Cameron Murray 21
Gennie Walker 25 July 2013 Suffocated by Cameron Murray 25
Cameron Murray 17th October 2013 Drowned after being Electrocuted while fighting Debbie, Chas and Marlon 40
Alan Turner * 24 October 2013 Old age 78
Gemma Andrews 4 March 2014 Brain injury 15
Donna Windsor 14 August 2014 Jumped from a multi-storey car park 28
Gary North 14 August 2014 Fell from a multi-storey car park whilst handcuffed to Donna Windsor. About 40
Robbie Lawson 25th September 2014 Shot with a flare gun by Declan Macey 24
Katie Sugden 5th February 2015 Pushed through rotten floorboards by Robert Sugden 28
Hilary Potts * 16th July 2015 Heart failure 66
Ruby Haswell 4th August 2015 Slashed across the abdomen by a helicopter blade 37
Val Pollard 4th August 2015 Impaled with a shard of glass 58
Suzie 3rd September 2015 Natural causes Unk
Tess Harris 11th February 2016 Struck by a car driven by Kirin Kotecha 42
Edna Birch * 3rd May 2016 Ovarian cancer 79
Gordon Livesy * 12th May 2016 Suicide by hanging 40
Dylan * 18th May 2016 Pneumonia Unk
Holly Barton 29th September 2016 Heroin overdose 25
James Barton 21st October 2016 Major trauma after being pushed off a bridge by Emma Barton 49
Joanie Wright 30th January 2017 Cardiac arrest Unk
Ashley Thomas 7th April 2017 Pneumonia caused by vascular dementia 55
Finn Barton 5th October 2017 Cardiac arrest after accidentally being shot by Emma Barton 25
Emma Barton 6th October 2017 Pushed off a viaduct by Moira Dingle 49
Mrs Dumphreys 9th November 2017 Natural causes 87
Chrissie White 11th January 2018 Car accident 37
Lawrence White 11th January 2018 Car accident 74
Frank Clayton 1st August 2019 Factory Explsion caused by Amy Wyatt about 60
Graham Foster 24th January 2020 Killed by Pierce Harris About 50
DI Malone 19th August 2020 Shot by Dawn Taylor about

50

Annie Sugden Late August 2020 Old 100
Leanna Cavanagh 7th July 2021 Murdered By Meena Julta 18
Paul Ashdale 1st April 2021 Died after being in a barn expolosion 61 Years old
Andrea Tate 18th October 2021 Died in the maze fire 31 Years old

Deaths mentioned during the serial run but happened before 1972[]

Since 1972, several relatives of characters have been mentioned as having died before 1972 when the serial began. Here is a list of these unseen characters, and relation to the character seen in the series.

Name Date of Death Relation to regular character Age, if mentioned
Samuel Gough 1801 4xgreat grandfather of Sam Pearson Unknown
Elizabeth Gough 1801 4xgreat grandmother of Sam Pearson Unknown
Hannah Elizabeth Gough 1803 3xgreat grandmother of Sam Pearson 19
Joshua Sugden 1855 3xgreat grandfather of Jack Sugden and Joe Sugden About 22
Orton Sugden 1908 2xgreat grandfather of Jack Sugden and Joe Sugden About 55
Isaac Dingle 1922 Great grandfather of Zak Dingle Unknown
Millie Verney 1938 Wife of George Verney About 25
Mary Nelson 1938 Wife of Charlie Nelson About 22
Edward Sugden 941 Uncle of Jack Sugden and Joe Sugden 21
Mr Merrick About 1945 Father of Tom Merrick About 30
Jeremiah Braithwaite 1945 Uncle of Arthur Braithwaite 104
Mrs Merrick About 1962 Mother of Tom Merrick About 45
Joseph Sugden 1963 Grandfather of Jack and Joe Sugden About 80
Margaret Sugden 1964 Grandmother of Jack and Joe Sugden About 80
Grace Pearson About 1968 Mother of Annie Sugden About 70
Maggie Wilks 1971 Wife of Henry Wilks About 50
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