Grey's Anatomy

Sandra Oh Leaving Grey’s Anatomy: 5 Other Saddest Cast Exits (PHOTOS)

Grey’s Anatomy fans’ hearts shattered when Sandra Oh announced that she’s leaving the show after its upcoming Season 10. Though we’re used to characters leaving on the show and have had nine seasons to prepare for departures like this, it still hit us hard. As an OG doc on the hit ABC drama, Cristina Yang is a pivotal part of the show, making it the most difficult exit we’ve ever dealt with.

However, there have been many dearly departed cast members throughout the years, some actually perishing, and others disappearing for various reasons — sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not. Notably, Kate Walsh is not included because let’s be real: she’s coming back sometime.

Click through the gallery to see the five other saddest cast exits that hit us almost as hard as Sandra’s.

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter ;@AlyseWhitney.