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This is a list of Deaths that have occurred within The CW's Riverdale.

As of "Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive The Night", a total of 57 deaths have happened over the course of 57 episodes. 11 have occurred prior to the series, and 9 have happened off-screen. Additionally, prior to the series, an unknown number of people (including children) were massacred by General Pickens.

Deaths

# (episode) Victim's Name Episode/Date Cause of Death Killer and Motive Moment of Death
1
Great Grandfather Blossom
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*Unknown date
Murder
Great Grandfather Cooper (his brother)
*Fought over their business
N/A
2
Mary Ellen Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot in the chest
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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3
Jim Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot in the chest
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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4
Sue Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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5
Tommy Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
N/A
6
Innocent Man
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*40 years prior
Buried alive
A group of men and Louis Cooper (Betty's grandfather)
*They captured the wrong man when trying to find the Riverdale Reaper and buried him alive
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7
Louis Cooper
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
Unknown
N/A
N/A
8
Artie Andrews
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
("Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club")
*25 years prior
Illness
N/A
N/A
9
Felix Featherhead
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
("Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club")
*25 years prior
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Unknown
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10
Sheriff Howard
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*2 years prior
Unknown
N/A
N/A
11
Jason Blossom
"Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*July 11, 2017
Shot in the head
Clifford Blossom
*Jason threatened to reveal the truth of Clifford's business
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12
Mustang
"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"
*October 6, 2017
Murder by drug overdose
Clifford Blossom
*Mustang was involved in Jason's murder; Clifford made it look like he had overdosed
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13
Clifford Blossom
"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"
*October 6, 2017
Ingested pufferfish poison
*Staged as suicide by hanging
Penelope Blossom
*Revenge for murdering their son Jason Blossom
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14
Jennifer Gibson / Geraldine Grundy
"Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"
*2017
Strangled with a cello bow
Black Hood
*Sinner; Child predator
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15
Robert Phillips
"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"
*2017
Shot
Black Hood
*Sinner; Drug dealer
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16
Jingle-Jangle Addict
"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
*2017
Hit and killed by a train
N/A
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17
Joseph Svenson
"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"
*2017
Shot in the chest
Sheriff Keller
*Caught him as the Black Hood and shot him
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18
Paul Boucher / "Poppa Poutine"
"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine"
*2018
Shot in the head
Andre
*Hired by Hiram Lodge to kill him after Poppa Poutine planned to kill Hiram
N/A
19
Dwayne / "Shady Man"
"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine"
*2018
Bludgeoned on the head with a lamp
Chic
*Alleged self-defense after he went after Alice Cooper; however, Chic claims he never touched that body
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20
Cassidy Bullock
"Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes"
*2018
Shot
Andre
*Killed him in bid to protect Veronica and her friends
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21
Midge Klump
"Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember"
*2018
Stabbed multiple times
(crucified)
Black Hood
*Continued mission to punish all sinners who escaped him before
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22
Unnamed Man
"Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"
*2018
Mutilated
Unknown
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23
Dr. Steven Masters
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Throat slit
Hal Cooper
*Asked too many questions about his injuries as the Black Hood
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24
Andre
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Head trauma
*presumably
Small Fry Boucher
*For interfering with his mission to avenge his father
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25
Small Fry Boucher
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Shot multiple times
Hermione Lodge
*To protect Veronica Lodge and their home
(self-defense)
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26
Dilton Doiley
"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Himself
*He wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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27
Dr. Curdle
Prior to "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Unknown
N/A
N/A
28
Ben Button
"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Suicide by defenestration
Himself
*He wanted "to be with Dilton" and "ascend" to the "kingdom" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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29
Warden Norton
"Chapter Forty: The Great Escape"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Himself
*He wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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30
Darryl Doiley
Prior to "Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
Poisoned with oleander
*Staged as suicide by carbon monoxide in his car
Penelope Blossom
*He was a "Judas"
(and also because of her hatred for men)
N/A
31-33
Shadow Lake Boys
"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
*2018
Shot
Sheriff Minetta
*Shot them under the orders of Hiram Lodge in order to mask the fact that he bribed them in order to jail Archie Andrews
N/A
34
Joaquin DeSantos
"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Tall Boy
*As part of Gryphons and Gargoyles; carved a symbol into his forehead after
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35-41
7 nuns
"Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit"
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Themselves
*They wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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42
Gerald Petite / "Tall Boy"
"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"
Shot
Fangs Fogarty
*Accidental; Tall Boy attempted to escape whilst being held captive
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43
Claudius Blossom
"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"
Poisoned
Penelope Blossom
*He was a criminal who caused multiple seizures (and also because of her hatred for men)
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44
Michael Minetta
"Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"
Shot several times
Hermione Lodge
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45
Marigold
Prior to "Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight"
*6 years prior
Drowned during her baptism
The Farm
*They wanted her to "ascend" during her baptism
N/A
46
Brandon Morris / "Baby Teeth"
"Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid"
Loss of blood
*A Maple Club matchbook was lodged in his throat, his teeth were all pulled out, and symbols were carved on his back.
Gargoyle Gang
*They were fullfilling a quest for the Gargoyle King (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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47
Randy Ronson
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Drug intoxication
*He took drugs in order to win his boxing match with Archie, but died as a result.
Himself
*Accidental
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48
Kurtz
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Murder
*Presumed
Gargoyle King
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49-53
Four inmates and their prison bus driver
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Traffic collision
*A prison bus was transporting inmates to Hiram Lodge's new prison when the vehicle crashed, killing everyone inside and burning them into a crisp, including the driver.
N/A
N/A
54-56
Three Riverdale High students
"Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night"
Murder
Black Hood
N/A
57
Hal Cooper
"Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive The Night"
Shot in the head
Penelope Blossom
N/A