Everyone Who Has Died So Far On Riverdale

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On Wednesday's Riverdale, "Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit," Archie (KJ Apa) came face-to-face with his biggest threat yet. No, it's not Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos), or even the Black Hood. The person who could take down the "Red Paladin" is not a person at all, but... a bear? At the end of the episode, poor Archiekins was found unconscious and bleeding out after being mauled, Revenant-style, by a grizzly... and it's possible that he won't survive into the next episode.
I mean, okay — he probably will. This is Riverdale! If Fred (Luke Perry) can get shot (twice!!!), and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) beaten by a gang within an inch of his life... Archie can survive this wild run-in.
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Which is not to say that Riverdale hasn't claimed its fair share of lives. Between serial killers and Gargoyle Kings, Riverdale knows how to cut down its cast. Which characters did the CW series kill off? Click through to read about the biggest deaths the series has delivered.
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Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines)

Technically, the twin brother of Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) died before the events of the series. Though Cheryl claimed that her brother went missing after falling into Sweetwater River, it was revealed that the real cause of Jason's death was a gunshot wound, two weeks after his initial disappearance. To make matters worse? The person who put the bullet in Jason's head was none other than his own father!
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Clifford Blossom (Barclay Hope)

We can't say we miss Clifford, who was a heroin smuggling creep long before we learned he killed his own son to protect his secret. But did he really hang himself in the barn, as Cheryl and his wife Penelope (Nathalie Boltt) claimed? Hmm...
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Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel)

The music teacher with a gross, criminal habit of kissing her underage students fled Riverdale after her affair with Archie was revealed. But the Black Hood — aka Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) — doesn't forget or forgive anyone's sins: He strangled her with her own cello bow.
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Mr. Phillips, The "Sugarman" (Robert Baker)

Another Black Hood victim, this teacher-turned-drug-dealer was targeted in prison for selling a dangerous street drug called (don't laugh) Jingle Jangle.
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Mr. Svenson (Cameron McDonald)

After being framed by Hal for his Black Hood crimes, the Riverdale High janitor was shot by Sheriff Keller (Martin Cummins).
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Dwayne (Christian Sloane)

We don't really know anything about Dwayne, other than that he was a drug dealer whom fake Cooper brother Chic (Hart Denton) called upon... and then killed. Fortunately, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Alice (Madchen Amick) were around to bury the body, with the help of Jughead and F.P. (Skeet Ulrich).
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Papa Poutine (M.C. Gainey) & Small Fry (Andre Tricoteux)

Cutesy names aside, this father and son mobster duo didn't leave Riverdale alive. Papa Poutine was killed by Hiram's right-hand man after he betrayed the NYC gangster, while Small Fry was shot by Hermione (Marisol Nichols) after he attempted to get revenge for Papa Poutine's slaying.
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Midge Klump (Emilija Baranac)

After narrowly surviving a first murder attempt by the Black Hood, Midge dies at his hand during opening night of Carrie: The Musical. In one of Riverdale's most banana scenes to date, her body is found pinned to the back of the stage when the curtains rise.
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Andre (Stephan Miers)

You know what happens when you work for a man a lot of people want to kill? You find yourself in the crossfire. So was the case when Small Fry came to the Pembrooke to find Hiram... and found Andre in the meantime.
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Tall Boy (Scott McNeil)

After impersonating the Black Hood for Hiram, Tall Boy is killed in a gunfight with police. Convenient for the Lodges, as always.
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Dilton Doiley (Major Curda)

After warning Jughead that the Gargoyle King is very much real, Jughead finds Dilton dead in the woods, praying to a statue of the G&G creature.
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Ben Button (Mose Thiessen)

Ben is also found in the woods next to Dilton, but he survives. However, when he's taken to the hospital, he jumps out the window in order to "ascend" and be one with the Gargoyle King.
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Warden Norton (William MacDonald)

After his child fight club was revealed — and he was unable to kill the Red Paladin, aka Archie — the Gryphons & Gargoyles loyalist chose to "ascend" rather than face justice. And by "ascend," we mean drink that not-so-delicious cyanide and Fresh-Aid blend.
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Joaquin DeSantos (Rob Raco)

Poor Joaquin! After escaping the hellhole that was the the Leopold & Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, Joaquin turned on Archie due to Joaquin's obsession with the Gryphons & Gargoyles game. He was found, dead, with blue lips on Serpent turf — seemingly having mixed cyanide and Fresh-Aid, a la so many others.
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Sheriff Minetta (Henderson Wade)

Don't feel too bad for Sheriff Minetta, who was apparently chopped into pieces on the request of Hiram — you can still catch him on A Million Little Things!
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