Physically beaten, then strangled to death. Ralph was killed for supposedly setting the fire to the stables, which killed Pie-O-My. Later decapitated and his severed head and hands were placed in a bowling bag.
Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. Curtis was a heroin dealer who was ambushed and shot along with Stanley Johnson to assure that the cancelled assassination of Carmine Lupertazzi would remain a secret.
Gunshot wounds to the chest and head. Johnson was an associate who was ambushed and shot along with Credenzo Curtis to assure that the canceled assassination of Carmine Lupertazzi would remain a secret.
Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, arms, and head. Killed by a hitman while dining with Silvio Dante on orders from Faustino "Doc" Santoro in order to eliminate the heirs to the Lupertazzi Family throne.
Season 2 and Season 3 feature numerous imaginary death sequences such as Tony dreaming of Paulie Walnuts lighting Tony on fire after he pours gasoline over himself; Tony dreaming of randomly shooting Paulie in the chest; Dr. Melfi dreams of her rapist getting mauled to death by stray dogs; and Silvio Dante imagining "Big Pussy” dying in mysterious stripper wardrobe in a nightmare he had.
As of the end of season 6 in 2007, there were 92 deaths in total and 62 of them were human murders.
Season 6 had the most deaths, followed by Season 5.
Season 6 had the most human murders, followed by Seasons 5 and 1.
Season 4 had the fewest deaths.
Paulie Walnuts committed nine known murders, Tony Soprano and Christopher Moltisanti committed eight on-screen murders each. Silvio Dante was involved with five murders, then Mikey Palmice and Tony Blundetto. each with three murders. Other notables are Pussy Bonpensiero, Benny Fazio, and Vito Spatafore, with two apiece.
Four animals were killed through the course of the series:
Of all the characters, Christopher had most brushes with death. He had at least one in each season until his eventual demise in part two of Season 6.
Season 1: The mock execution given on orders from Junior as punishment for his truck hijackings alongside Brendan Filone. "Fred Peters" points a gun at Tony as he is escorting a drunk Meadow into the hotel during college visits.
Season 3: Shot at by Jackie Aprile, Jr. during an attempted robbery of Eugene's card game.
Season 4: Car jacked and beaten up by a Latin gang while trying to purchase heroin. Tony told Chris later that his drug addiction could get him whacked (which turned out to be true).
Season 5: Almost murdered by Tony over the (untrue) rumor about Tony and Adriana. Threatened by and on the lam from Phil Leotardo, because of Tony Soprano's reluctance to hand over Tony Blundetto to Phil for Billy Leotardo's murder.
Season 6a: Shot at while fleeing after robbing bikers of crates of wine - who in turn were robbing an establishment.
Season 6b: After a car accident caused by his drug taking, Tony pinched Christopher's nostrils together, suffocating him on his own blood.
Tony had the second-most brushes with death.
Season 1: Shot in the ear by a hitman, during the hit on him ordered by Uncle Junior.
Season 3: Patsy pointed a gun at Tony, intending to kill him for murdering his brother, but reconsidered and urinated in the Sopranos' pool instead.
Season 4: Furio considered pushing a drunk Tony into a helicopter rotor blade, but changed his mind.
Season6a: Shot and left in a coma by a senile Uncle Junior, who mistook Tony for his old enemy Pussy Malanga