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A complete list of deaths in Hollyoaks, on-screen and off-screen. Hollyoaks is specially known for its very frequent deaths. Causes range from overdoses, crashes, falls and murders, There have been a total of 160 deaths on Hollyoaks; 131 on-screen deaths and 25 off-screen deaths. There have also been 11 fake deaths in the show, 3 historical deaths and 1 death that has been mentioned to have taken place (off-screen) prior to the show's first episode on 23rd October 1995. The totals also count deaths aired in late night specials and spin-offs.

DeathsEdit

On-screen deathsEdit

A list of deaths seen on screen during an episode of Hollyoaks.

Number Character Cause Of Death Date
Natasha AndersenDrug overdose caused by Rob Hawthorne18th March 1996
Dermot AshtonDrowned after crashing into River Dee18th November 1996
Michael St. John ThomasFell off a roof27th February 1997
Lee StanleyInjuries sustained in car accident6th October 1997
Ollie BensonInjuries sustained in car accident
Dawn CunninghamLeukaemia22nd December 1997
Rob HawthorneBus Explosion28th December 1999 (set on 31st December 1999)
Jill PatrickBrain TumourOctober 2000
Lewis RichardsonSuicide15th October 2001
Jamie NashVan crash whilst potholingNovember 2002
Theo SankofaFell from great height whilst potholing in van
Roxy MaguireBeaten with a spanner by Toby Mills21st April 2003
Linda MillsPushed down a flight of stairs by Toby Mills2003
Toby MillsPushed off a roof by Dan Hunter24th October 2003
Gordon CunninghamInjuries sustained in car accident caused by Milo Entwistle16th February 2004
Helen CunninghamInjuries sustained in car accident caused by Milo Entwistle20th February 2004
Dan HunterCar explosion23rd December 2004
Stephen MackintoshStabbed by Ali Taylor In self-defence18th August 2005
Ali TaylorInjuries sustained after being hit by a car19th August 2005
Andy HoltImpaled on a sharp pole16th February 2006
Charles HaytonHeart attack22nd March 2006
Grace HutchinsonSudden Infant death syndrome12th May 2006
Diane ValentineHit by a car driven by Jake Dean20th July 2006
Mel BurtonInjuries from the explosion caused by Sam Owen8th September 2006
Sophie BurtonInjuries from the explosion caused by Sam Owen
Sam OwenInjuries from the explosion caused by himself
Joe SpencerExplosion caused by Sam Owen
Olivia JohnsonExplosion caused by Sam Owen
Polly ClarkeSuicide18th December 2006
Ben DaviesAccidentally shot by Lisa Hunter
Becca DeanStabbed by Fran Hathaway15th February 2007
Sean KennedyMurdered by Warren Fox23rd March 2007
Melissa HurstHeart attack31st August 2007
Beth ClementCar accident18th April 2008
Max CunninghamStruck by a car driven by Niall Rafferty27th June 2008
Kieron HobbsPoisoned by Niall Rafferty5th September 2008
Tina ReillyCrushed by rubble in church explosion17th October 2008
Niall RaffertyJumped off a cliff27th November 2008
Louise SummersSuffocated with a pillow by Warren Fox26th December 2008
Sarah BarnesFell to her death whilst skydiving1st October 2009
Calvin ValentineShot by Theresa McQueen21st May 2010
Nathan McAllisterImpaled by a spike29th October 2010
Steph CunninghamBurned to death in restaurant fire18th November 2010
Malachy FisherInjuries sustained from restaurant fire
Dale GreerStabbed by Warren Fox1st December 2010 (set on 29th May 2009)
India LongfordStrangled by Silas Blissett23rd December 2010
Danny HoustonBeaten to death with a hammer by Brendan Brady27th December 2010
Kyle RyderShot by Warren Fox10th February 2011
Rebecca MasseyStrangled by Silas Blissett26th April 2011
Rae WilsonStrangled by Silas Blissett9th September 2011
Heidi CostelloHit with a brick by Silas Blissett1st November 2011
Maggie SabekaUnknown13th April 2012
Lynsey NolanStrangled by Paul Browning29th June 2012
Mick CornusSuffocated by Simon Walker12th September 2012
Flo BradySuffocated by Brendan Brady21st September 2012
Riley CostelloShot by Simon Walker3rd October 2012
Neil CooperBus explosion15th November 2012
Maddie MorrisonCrushed by a car door after a bus explosion
Rhys AshworthInjuries sustained in the bus crash
Martin JohnsonInjuries sustained in the bus crash16th November 2012
Simon WalkerHit by a train19th March 2013
Seamus BradyShot by Cheryl Brady20th March 2013
Texas SavagePushed out of a church window by Will SavageMay 2013
Richie TrentShot by Trevor Royle31st July 2013
Pauline HayAssisted suicide5th August 2013
Anna BlakeDrowned by Will Savage16th September 2013
Wes AndersonSuffocated by Jade Hedy10th October 2013
Callum KaneStabbed with a samurai sword by Jade Hedy11th October 2013
Jade HedyStabbed when she falls on her own knife
Clare DevineStruck by a car driven by Paul Browning16th October 2013
Paul BrowningHead truma when Mercedes McQueen hits him over the head with a shovel
Ash KaneInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine
Doug CarterInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine
Leanne HolidayInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine21st October 2013
Jim McGinnStabbed by Fraser Black29th January 2014
DS SykesStabbed by Fraser Black31st March 2014
Superintendent MarlowDrowned by Fraser Black21st April 2014
Fraser BlackShot by Freddie Roscoe22nd April 2014
Danny LomaxCar crash caused by Cameron Campbell5th August 2014
Sam LomaxCar crash caused by Cameron Campbell
Big BobShot by Cameron Campbell9th October 2014
Sonny ValentineTrain explosion12th November 2014
Carmel McQueenInjuries sustained in train explosion
Rick SpencerCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer2nd January 2015
Will SavageCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer4th February 2015
Mariam AndrewsCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer12th May 2015
Phoebe McQueenCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer16th June 2015
Carly BradleyHit in the head with a paperweight by Nico Blake4th August 2015
Dylan JenkinsCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer26th August 2015
Derek CloughHeart attack23rd September 2015
Ashley DavidsonCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer19th October 2015
Charles S'avageCardiac arrest caused by The Gloved Hand Killer20th October 2015
Gabriel McQueenStillborn5th November 2015
Ziggy RoscoeCerebral haemorrhage from the explosion caused by Cameron Campbell24th December 2015
Patrick BlakeSuffocated with a pillow by Nico Blake5th January 2016
Lockie CampbellMurdered by Cameron Campbell19th January 2016
Rachel HardyCar explosion caused by Holly Cunningham29th March 2016
Trevor RoyleStabbed by Nico Blake25th May 2016
Janet CardsleyAlzheimer disease5th August 2016
Billy BrodieHeart failure21st September 2016
Jade AlbrightCancer21st October 2016
Joe RoscoeFell from a Ferris Wheel2nd November 2016
Celine McQueenStrangled by Cameron Campbell5th December 2016
Callum AlexanderBeaten to death by Jack Osborne30th December 2016 (set in 1968)
Eva FalcoShot by Grace Black17th January 2017
Nathan NightingaleFell out of a window after a struggle with Mac Nightingale15th February 2017
Amy BarnesMurdered by Ryan Knight31st March 2017
Roberta ShawHeart attack2nd May 2017
Tracey DonovanDrowned21st September 2017
Neeta KaurFell to her death when Mac Nightingale let go of her through a falling floor from the top floor1st November 2017
Frankie OsborneStroke
Gavin ArmstrongElectrocuted22nd December 2017
Maggie KinsellaCancer26th January 2018
TriggerShot by Glenn Donovan8th March 2018
Geoff ThorpeStrangled by Ryan Knight27th March 2018
DeanHypothermia19th April 2018
Ryan KnightDrowned7th May 2018
Adam DonovanShot by his father Glenn Donovan23rd May 2018
Carl CostelloBludgeoned over the head with a rock by Breda McQueen9th June 2018
Nico BlakeHead injuries sustained in a fight with Leela Lomax and Sienna Blake20th June 2018
Fran HathawayCardiac Arrest12th July 2018
Dirk SavageElectrocution25th July 2018
Jay JohnsonShot by Liam Donovan15th October 2018
Glenn DonovanPoisoned by Breda McQueen17th October 2018
Tegan LomaxInjuries sustained after being crushed by a tree branch25th October 2018
Russ OwenBludgeoned over the head with a plank of wood by Breda McQueen16th November 2018
WesHit over the head with an angel ornament by Breda McQueen21st December 2018 (set on 25th December 1986)
Louis LovedayBeaten with a telephone by Breda McQueen22nd January 2019
Mac NightingalePoisoned and hit over the head with a roasting tray by Breda McQueen21st March 2019
Lily McQueenSepsis11th April 2019

Off-screen deathsEdit

A list of characters revealed to have died, with the death not taking place during a scene of Hollyoaks. This could be because the character had resided elsewhere, or the death took place after to the end of one episode and prior the beginning of another.

No. Character Cause Of Death Date
Mr. HarrisonMassive cardiac arrest17th March 1997
Kurt BensonJet ski accidentJune 1999
Steven BanksHit by a car driven by Dan Sanders1999
10 unknown womenMurdered by Toby Mills2002-2003
Michelle ReidMurdered by Toby Mills6th July 2003
Dennis RichardsonLiver diseasec.January 2003
Mrs. BurkeUnknown2004
Diane ReillyIllness2005
Kay PriceStrangled on Stella Grey's orders21st August 2006
Mickey PriceShot by Thommo9th October 2006
Noel AshworthLiver cancer16th October 2007
Eamon FisherAlcohol poisoning16th July 2008
Caleb RamseyBomb explosion in Afghanistan11th April 2010
Joan McQueenUnknown1st August 2010
Alistair LongfordFell off the Alpsc.2011
Cameron WalkerInfectionSeptember 2012
Margaret HaytonCar accidentJune 2013
Mrs. RahjUnknown31st July 2013
Katy FoxAccidental drug overdose22nd February 2014
Ray McCormickStabbed by Grace Black21st March 2014
Katy O'ConnorCardiomyopathy31st March 2014
Leon HarrisHeart attack27th February 2015
Lindsey ButterfieldStrangled by Silas Blissett18th May 2016
Unknown womanFire started by Cameron Campbell2nd November 2016
Babs DrinkwellCancer2nd January 2017
Bart McQueenBeaten to death by Warren Fox13th April 2017

Historical deathsEdit

A historical death is when a character is mentioned to be dead prior to the first appearance of any family members or any mention of the character.

No. Character Cause Of Death Date
Vinnie Murdered by Sylver McQueen c.1997
Michael BurtonSuicide2001
EliSuicide by hanging25th October 2002
Kashif MaalikSuicide2012

Pre-Hollyoaks deathsEdit

A list of deaths which took place prior to the first episode on 23rd October 1995. These deaths have been revealed in storylines, prior to October 1995. Any death revealed in a flashback (such as Callum Alexander) is listed under either On-screen deaths or Off-screen deaths.

Number Character Cause Of Death Date
Sydney RoyleStabbed by Fraser Black27th November 1992

Fake deathsEdit

A list of character deaths revealed to have been faked by the "victim". These range from being worded dead and returning to the Hollyoaks Village, or even a character receiving an on-screen death, and making a shock return.

Number Character Cause Of "Death" Date of "death" Date of return
Rob HawthorneFell off a boat off the coast of France, following a fight with Kurt Benson, and was presumed dead. However, a year later, Rob was revealed to be alive.16th October 199813th September 1999
Dan Sanders Dan fell down a ski slope during an argument with Sam Smallwood. The search team failed to find a body, however, Nikki Sullivan found Dan's belongings missing and concluded that he must have survived and left. 12th April 2000 13th April 2000
Scott Anderson Set fire to The Loft whilst Darren Osborne captive inside. Darren pushed Scott down the stairs and left him to die, but was later revealed to have survived. 10th June 2004 c. January 2005
Clare DevineClare skids to avoid bikers and plummets over a quarry into water below and is presumed dead. Two days after her presumed death, Clare is revealed to have survived as she arrives in a first class departures lounge in an airport.19th September 200721st September 2007
Jack OsborneFaked his suicide so his family could claim his life insurance, using Eamon Fisher's identity.18th July 2008 8th August 2008
Nige FosterAfter being struck In the head by Calvin Valentine. It was thought that Calvin killed Nige and Warren Fox dispose of his body In fact It was reveled a few months later Warren was paying Nige to pretend to be dead14th August 2008 ??
Warren FoxSupposedly died in The Loft fire when the mirror fell on him. However, it was revealed in October 2010 that Warren was still alive. The episode airing on 1st December 2010 revealed the truth about how Warren survived the fire29th May 200929th October 2010
Myra McQueenShot by Paul Browning but unknown to Paul, Myra was wearing a bullet proof vest and was working with Jim McGinn2nd September 2013 ??
Mercedes McQueenStabbed by Grace Black, however this was later revealed in March 2015 to be a set up to get Freddie Roscoe sent to prison in revenge for Freddie killing Grace's father Fraser Black14th November 2014 ??
Freddie RoscoeInjected with potassium chloride by Lindsey Butterfield. She and her sister Kim Butterfield put him in Trevor Royle's car boot when Trevor is pulled over by the police, Freddie is found alive and put into witness protection.23rd October 2015 ??
Nico BlakeFire caused by Cameron Campbell, two years later, Nico was revealed to be alive2nd November 2016 15th May 2018
Sienna BlakeStabbed by Nico Blake, but she was later revealed to be alive. 16th May 2018 21st May 2018