Complete List of Deaths in The Last of Us

Complete List of Deaths in The Last of Us

The Last of Us is HBO’s latest release — a video game adaptation chronicling the journey of Joel and Ellie who are trying to find a vaccine in a zombie-infested world. Early reviews already certified this as a hit, and each masterfully created episode keeps proving it!

With such a setting, I’m sure you’re already expecting some characters to not make it out alive. So which major character deaths take place in The Last of Us?

The major deaths in The Last of Us so far as Sarah Miller (Joel’s daughter) and Tess.

These are the deaths that occurred in the first two episodes. Sadly, multiple character deaths are in the very nature of this show, so we’ll keep updating this article whenever a new episode is released. Till then, have a look:

Episode 1

I. Does Sarah Miller die in The Last of Us?

Complete List of Deaths in The Last of Us
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Sarah Miller, Joel’s daughter, dies in The Last of Us Ep 1. During the initial fungus outburst, she is shot by a police officer during the commotion. She succumbs to her wounds and dies because of it.

We meet Sarah through a poignant backstory which not only shows why Joel is the way he is but also gives us an insight into exactly what happened when the first infection outbreak happened.

Episode 2

I. Does Tess die in The Last of Us?

Tess dies in The Last of Us Ep 2. She reveals she had been infected for a few days and so, sacrifices herself to the zombies so that Joel and Ellie can escape.

Complete List of Deaths in The Last of Us
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This major character death comes only two episodes in, right when we were growing extremely fond of Tess. She never reveals when or how she got bitten, but the wound is bad enough to know that she won’t be able to survive for long.

To make her death meaningful, she decides to lure the infected toward her, so that Ellie and Joel can escape undetected. She then lights the whole place on fire, killing herself and the zombies.


With a show like The Last of Us, you can expect a lot of character deaths. Some death scenes in particular will even depict the way society had to abandon its humanity in order to survive and beat its fungal enemy.

For viewers, the most memorable minor character deaths would be the Adler family, which is when we witness the zombie outbreak for the very first time. Another cruel death would be on the child who is killed off-screen by the FEDRA and then burnt on-screen after it is revealed he is infected.

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About The Last Of Us

The Last of Us is an upcoming HBO TV series adaptation of the award-winning video game of the same name originally developed by Naughty Dog. It is set in the future of 2033, as a fungal infestation plagues humans turning them feral and blind before finally finishing them off. The series will follow Joel’s journey trying to escort an immune 14-year-old Ellie to doctors, who hope to study her in order to procure a vaccine.

The cast is made up of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, both famed for their roles in Games of Thrones, along with Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge and Nico Parker. Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann will be running the show partnering with Craig Mazin, c0-producer and writer.