Episode 21

Natasha Andersen dies of an ecstacy overdose in March 1996, the first death in the programme.

A complete list of deaths in Hollyoaks, on-screen and off-screen. Hollyoaks is specially known for its very frequent deaths. Causes include overdoses, crashes, falls and murders.

There have been a total of 185 deaths on Hollyoaks; 134 on-screen deaths, 5 deaths occurring in flashback scenes and 39 off-screen deaths. There have also been 19 fake deaths in the show, 5 historical deaths and 2 deaths 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.


On-screen deathsEdit

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

# Character Cause Of Death Date
Natasha AndersenAccidental ecstasy overdose caused by Rob Hawthorne18th March 1996
Dermot AshtonDrowned after crashing into River Dee18th November 1996
Michael St. John ThomasAccidentally pushed off a roof by Jude Cunningham27th February 1997
Lee StanleyInjuries sustained in car accident6th October 1997
Ollie BensonInjuries sustained in car accident
Dawn CunninghamLeukaemia22nd December 1997
ClareAccidental heroin overdoseApril 1999
Rob HawthorneBus explosion caused by himself28th December 1999
(set on 31st December 1999)
Jill OsborneBrain tumourOctober 2000
Lewis RichardsonSuicide by overdosing on paracetamol15th October 2001
Jamie NashVan crash whilst potholing14th November 2002
Theo SankofaFell down a cliff after falling out of an overturned van
Roxy MaguireBeaten with a spanner by Toby Mills22nd April 2003
Linda MillsPushed down a flight of stairs by Toby Mills10th June 2003
Toby MillsPushed off a roof by Dan Hunter5th November 2003
Gordon CunninghamHeart attack following car accident caused by Milo Entwistle16th February 2004
Helen CunninghamInjuries sustained in car accident caused by Milo Entwistle20th February 2004
Dan HunterCar explosion24th December 2004
Stephen MackintoshStabbed with a knife by Ali Taylor in self-defence18th August 2005
Ali TaylorHead injuries sustained after being hit by a car19th August 2005
Andy HoltImpaled on a sharp pole16th February 2006
Grace HutchinsonSudden Infant death syndrome11th May 2006
Diane ValentineHit by a car driven by Jake Dean20th July 2006
Mel BurtonBlast injury from The Dog in the Pond explosion caused by Sam Owen8th September 2006
Sam OwenCrushed by rubble in The Dog in the Pond explosion caused by himself
Joe SpencerThe Dog in the Pond explosion caused by Sam Owen
Olivia JohnsonThe Dog in the Pond explosion caused by Sam Owen
Sophie BurtonSmoke inhalation from The Dog in the Pond explosion caused by Sam Owen
Ben DaviesAccidentally shot by Lisa Hunter18th December 2006
Polly ClarkeSuicide by drug overdose
Becca DeanStabbed by Fran Hathaway15th February 2007
Melissa HurstHeart attack caused by anorexia5th September 2007
Sean KennedyBeaten with a baseball bat by Warren Fox16th October 2007
(set on 15th March 2007)
Beth ClementHead-on collision with a lorry18th 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 explosion caused by Niall Rafferty17th October 2008
Niall RaffertySuicide by jumping off a cliff27th November 2008
Louise SummersSuffocated with a pillow by Warren Fox26th December 2008
Sarah BarnesFell to her death whilst skydiving after her parachute was tampered with by Lydia Hart1st October 2009
Calvin ValentineShot by Theresa McQueen24th May 2010
Nathan McAllisterImpaled by a spike after being pushed off a roof in self-defence by Seth Costello29th October 2010
Steph RoachSuicide by burning to death in Il Gnosh fire10th November 2010
Malachy FisherHead injuries sustained from Il Gnosh explosion - died when his life support machine was turned off18th November 2010
India LongfordStrangled with a rope by Silas Blissett23rd December 2010
Danny HoustonBeaten to death with a hammer by Brendan Brady28th December 2010
Kyle RyderShot by Warren Fox10th February 2011
Rebecca MasseyStrangled by Silas Blissett26th April 2011
Rae WilsonHit with a brick and strangled with a rope by Silas Blissett9th September 2011
Heidi CostelloHit with a brick and strangled by Silas Blissett31st October 2011
Maggie SabekaHeart attack13th April 2012
Lynsey NolanStrangled with a scarf by Paul Browning29th June 2012
Cameron WalkerInfection14th September 2012
Mick CornusSuffocated with plastic by Simon Walker19th September 2012
Flo BradySuffocated in a bear hug by Brendan Brady21st September 2012
Riley CostelloShot during a scuffle between Simon Walker and Brendan Brady3rd October 2012
Neil CooperBus explosion15th November 2012
Maddie MorrisonHit by a bus door after bus explosion
Rhys AshworthCrushed by a steel beam in the bus crash
Martin JohnsonBlood clot caused by injuries sustained in the bus crash16th November 2012
Simon WalkerPushed in front of an oncoming train by Brendan Brady19th March 2013
Seamus BradyShot by Cheryl Brady in defence of Brendan Brady20th March 2013
Texas LongfordPushed out of a church window by Will Savage9th May 2013
Richie TrentShot by Trevor Royle31st July 2013
Pauline HaySuicide assisted by Ste Hay5th August 2013
Anna BlakeDrowned by Will Savage16th September 2013
Wes AndersonStabbed with a knife by Jade Hedy10th October 2013
Callum KaneStabbed with a samurai sword by Jade Hedy
Jade HedyAccidentally stabbed herself during a fight with Tilly Evans11th October 2013
Clare DevineStruck by a car driven by Paul Browning16th October 2013
Paul BrowningBludgeoned with a shovel by Mercedes McQueen
Ash KaneInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine
Doug CarterInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine
Leanne SavageInjuries from the bomb explosion caused by Clare Devine21st October 2013
Jim McGinnStabbed by Fraser Black29th January 2014
Superintendent MarlowDrowned by Fraser Black21st April 2014
Fraser BlackShot by Freddie Roscoe22nd April 2014
Danny LomaxCar accident caused by Cameron Campbell5th August 2014
Sam LomaxCar accident caused by Cameron Campbell
Big BobShot during a scuffle with Cameron Campbell9th October 2014
Sonny ValentineBlast injury from the train explosion12th November 2014
Carmel McQueenInjuries sustained in the 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 attack, died as Reenie and Nana McQueen watched on.23rd 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
Ziggy RoscoeBrain bleed caused by a house explosion caused by Cameron Campbell24th December 2015
(set on 25th December 2015)
Patrick BlakeSuffocated with a pillow by Nico Blake5th January 2016
Rachel HardyCar explosion caused by Holly Cunningham29th March 2016
Lindsey ButterfieldStrangled by Silas Blissett18th May 2016
Trevor RoyleStabbed by Nico Blake25th May 2016
Janet CardsleyAlzheimer's disease5th August 2016
Billy BrodieHeart failure21st September 2016
Jade AlbrightLiver failure caused by cancer21st October 2016
Joe RoscoeFell from a Ferris Wheel - died when his life support machine was turned off2nd November 2016
Celine McQueenStrangled with a rope by Cameron Campbell5th December 2016
Eva FalcoShot by Grace Black17th January 2017
Katy FoxAccidental drug overdose1st February 2017
(video; set on 22nd February 2014)
Nathan NightingalePushed through a window and over scaffolding by Mac Nightingale15th February 2017
Amy BarnesStrangled by Ryan Knight29th March 2017
Roberta ShawHeart attack2nd May 2017
Tracey DonovanDrowned after being pushed off Lisa's Love Boat by Darcy Wilde21st September 2017
Neeta KaurDropped through the floor of Hollyoaks High School purposefully by Mac Nightingale following the explosion - died when her life support machine was switched off1st November 2017
Frankie OsborneStroke
Gavin ArmstrongElectrocuted after being entangled in Christmas lights and drenched with water by Milo Entwistle22nd December 2017
Maggie KinsellaPneumonia caused by cancer26th January 2018
TriggerShot by Glenn Donovan8th March 2018
Geoff ThorpeStrangled by Ryan Knight27th March 2018
DeanHypothermia19th April 2018
Ryan KnightDrowned after falling into a river during a fight with Harry Thompson7th May 2018
Adam DonovanShot by Glenn Donovan23rd May 2018
Nico BlakeHead injuries sustained in a fight with Leela Lomax and Sienna Blake21st June 2018
Carl CostelloStruck in the head with a rock by Breda McQueen11th July 2018
Fran HathawayCardiac arrest caused by unknown illness12th July 2018
Dirk SavageElectrocuted after being pushed into a pool with faulty lights by Milo Entwistle25th 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 OwenStruck in the head with a wooden mallet by Breda McQueen16th November 2018
Louis LovedayStruck in the head with a telephone by Breda McQueen22nd January 2019
Mac NightingalePoisoned and struck in the head with a roasting tray by Breda McQueen21st March 2019
Lily McQueenSepsis caused by self-harming11th April 2019
Harry ThompsonStabbed with a chisel by Breda McQueen23rd July 2019
Laurie ShelbyCardiac arrest from head injuries sustained in police van accident8th August 2019
Stuart SumnerPushed off a cliff by Sid Sumner in the defence of Ste Hay18th November 2019
Breda McQueenStabbed in the head with her knitting needles by Sylver McQueen7th January 2020
Jesse DonovanCardiac arrest caused by alcohol poisoning22nd January 2020
Liam DonovanPushed down a flight of stairs by Grace Black26th March 2020
Kyle Kelly Suicide after a battle with depression 9th June 2020

Flashback deathsEdit

A list of deaths shown in flashback scenes. This list contains only characters who never appeared alive in Hollyoaks, with their appearances only being in flashback scenes of the character's death. It does not include characters who previously appeared on Hollyoaks, whose deaths were off-screen but were later shown in flashback scenes (such as Katy Fox).

No. Character Cause Of Death Date
Dale GreerStabbed by Warren Fox1st December 2010
(set on 29th May 2009)
Callum AlexanderBeaten to death by Jack Osborne and Billy Brodie30th December 2016
(set on 31st December 1968)
WesStruck with an angel ornament by Breda McQueen21st December 2018
(set on 25th December 1986)
VinnieMurdered by Breda McQueen3rd July 2019
(set in 2000)
Doctor Ramsey LeyMedical facility fire, possibly started by Celeste Faroe (implied)11th March 2020
(set in 2007)

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 the end of one episode and prior to 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
Jane PackerMurdered by Toby Mills8th July 2002
Charlotte MandelsonMurdered by Toby Mills27th December 2002
Louise DaviesMurdered by Toby Mills20th January 2003
Paula JonesMurdered by Toby Mills25th February 2003
Michelle ReidMurdered by Toby Mills6th July 2003
Rachel GilbertMurdered by Toby Mills27th October 2003
Unknown womanMurdered by Toby Mills2003
Unknown womanMurdered by Toby Mills2003
Unknown womanMurdered by Toby Mills2003
Unknown womanMurdered by Toby Mills2003
Unknown womanMurdered by Toby Mills2003
Dennis RichardsonLiver cancerDecember 2003
Sandra BurkeUnknownJuly 2004
Diane ReillyUnknown illness2005
DaisyComplications of premature birthNovember 2005
Charles HaytonHeart attack29th March 2006
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 whilst serving in Afghanistan11th April 2010
Joan McQueenUnknown1st August 2010
Alistair LongfordFell off the Alps2011
SamDrug overdoseFebruary 2013
Margaret HaytonCar accident5th June 2013
Mrs. RahjUnknown2nd August 2013
Ray McCormickStabbed by Grace Black21st March 2014
DS SykesHit in the head with a car boot door by Fraser Black31st March 2014
Katy O'ConnorCardiomyopathy1st April 2014
Leon HarrisHeart attack27th February 2015
Gabriel McQueenStillborn5th November 2015
Lockie CampbellMurdered by Cameron Campbell19th January 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. This list also contains characters who have appeared in flashbacks in which the character was not killed, which were not transmitted before the character's death, such as Kashif Maalik.

No. Character Cause Of Death Date
Michael BurtonSuicide2001
VinnyCar accident after being drugged by Danny Houston31st October 2001
EliSuicide by hanging25th October 2002
Louis McQueenShot whilst serving in Iraq2007
Kashif MaalikSuicide2013

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
Breda's FatherShot in the head with a bolt gun by Breda McQueen1970s
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 during 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 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 holding Darren Osborne captive inside. Darren pushed Scott over the balcony and left him to die, but when officers searched the building, they were unable to find a body. Scott later returned to the village and took Darren hostage. 10th June 2004 10th February 2005
Andy HoltFell off a cliff during a fight with Sam Owen. Russ Owen managed to grab Sam but Andy fell to his supposed death. He later suddenly returned to the village in February 2006 for revenge.8th December 200510th February 2006
Clare DevineAccidentally crashed into quarry full of water and is presumed dead when Max Cunningham failed to save her. Two days after her presumed death, Clare was 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 dead.14th August 2008 21st January 2009
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 how Warren survived the fire.29th May 200929th October 2010
HoneyBeaten to death with an axe by Seth Costello, but this was revealed to have been a set-up by Warren Fox.5th September 20117th September 2011
Darcy Wilde (historical) Pushed off a boat during a fight with Tracey Donovan, and was presumed dead until Maxine Minniver discovered that she was alive. 2011 13th March 2017
Myra McQueenShot by Paul Browning but unknown to Paul, Myra was wearing a bullet proof vest and was working with Jim McGinn.3rd September 2013 5th September 2013
Jade Hedy Fell off a cliff during a fight with Wes Anderson, but was revealed to have faked her death when she kidnapped Esther Bloom 9th October 2013 10th October 2013
Joe Roscoe Shot in the leg by Grace Black and left to die in 28b Fern Street during the flat's demolishing. However, it was later revealed that Joe was in a coma in hospital. 16th January 2014 19th February 2014
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 Black.20th November 2014 18th February 2015
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.22nd October 2015 23rd October 2015
Nico BlakeSupposedly burned to death in a fire intentionally caused by Cameron Campbell in an attempt to murder Nico. However, two years later, Nico made a shock return.1st November 2016 15th May 2018
Shane SweeneyPushed down a sand dune by Joel Dexter, causing him to hit his head on a rock. He was presumed dead by the police, as they believed his body was washed away by the sea. He was later revealed to be alive when he confronted Darren Osborne in the village.23rd August 2017 29th December 2017
Sienna BlakeStabbed by Nico Blake and "died" in hospital, but she was later revealed to be alive and in witness protection. 16th May 2018 21st May 2018
Tony HutchinsonStabbed with a screwdriver by Breda McQueen, but he was later revealed to be alive and kept hostage in Breda's farm. 29th August 2019 3rd September 2019

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