Death

Death, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Laura Whitmore talks about grief over Caroline Flack
    People

    Laura Whitmore’s raw confession about grief teaches us a valuable lesson

  • Coping with grief: hand holds up yellow flower against a grey sky
    People

    Why Bob Geldof's comments about the “infinite” abyss of grief are so important

  • assisted-dying-uk
    Long Reads

    “Taking my dad to Dignitas was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I don’t regret it”

Latest Stories

grief
Long Reads

Dealing with grief: why it’s OK to feel sad about the death of a celebrity

Here’s what to do if you’re impacted by grief, according to a psychologist.

Posted by
Millie Milliken
Published
suicide
Long Reads

Russell Brand is right – we need to talk more openly about suicide

“The line then that separates people who kill themselves and people that don’t is vague and uncertain, it is a line within each of us, not between us.”

Posted by
Mary-Jane Wiltsher
Published
Caroline Flack attends The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
People

The conversation we need to have about Caroline Flack

Love Island’s Iain Stirling has called for people to “be kinder” in a spine-tingling tribute to his co-star.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
dealing-with-grief
Long Reads

7 practical ways to support a loved one who is grieving

From helping with paperwork to preparing food, these simple gestures will show how much you care.

Posted by
Amy Swales
Published
Posted by
Megan Murray
Published

This young woman’s fatal epilepsy story has gone viral, for the most beautiful reason

“You're all so lovely and kind. Amelia was such a beautiful girl. We miss her terribly.”

Closeup shot of a nurse holding a patient's hand in comfort
Long Reads

The only resolutions you need to make, according to an intensive care nurse

“I feel as if I’ve found the New Year’s resolutions that will matter to all of us, in the end,” says Christie Watson.

Posted by
Christie Watson
Published
top 5 regrets of the dying
Life

The 5 most common regrets of the dying – and what we can learn from them

People on their deathbeds share these 5 common regrets.

Posted by
Bronnie Ware
Published
Life

This story of how strangers helped one woman’s grief proves Christmas spirit is real

It's a Christmas miracle.

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
coping with grief
Long Reads

This powerful open letter proves there is no right way to grieve

It’s completely valid to feel disenfranchised grief. Here’s some advice on how to cope.

Posted by
Catherine Renton
Published
coping with grief at christmas
Long Reads

“How I’ve learned to cope with grief at Christmas”

“This is a time to create your own rituals that heal, nurture and comfort you. And I promise you, it gets easier.”

Posted by
Poorna Bell
Published
stages of grief
Long Reads

The sixth stage of grief has been revealed, and it will help you find meaning after loss

The death of a loved one is, sadly, a pain we'll all experience. Here, leading grief expert David Kessler says finding meaning can help us cope with our loss.

Posted by
Natalie Cornish
Published
Posted by
Poorna Bell
Published

“Why it’s important to talk about death with your family”

From funeral arrangements to organ donation, it’s important our family knows our views.

Farewell poetry for the recently bereaved
Books

Farewell poetry and readings to remember loved ones by

25 beautiful and meaningful pieces of poetry and prose to help you say goodbye

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
heart attack women
Long Reads

Yentl syndrome: how this little-known gender bias could be costing women their lives

Women’s pain and suffering is still too often dismissed as ‘all in our heads’.

Posted by
Sarah Graham
Published
pet bereavement robbie williams ayda field
Long Reads

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s loss is a staunch reminder that pet bereavement is real grief

The couple ‘cried their eyes out’ over the death of their beloved dog.

Posted by
Amy Lavelle
Published
millennial burnout symptoms cure
Long Reads

Could the ancient Bhutanese art of ‘death recollection’ be the burnout cure we all need?

Suffering from the symptoms of burnout? The art of death recollection could have surprising benefits…

Posted by
Sophie Cockett
Published
Clemmie Telford
People

Honestly’s Clemmie Telford on the one topic she hasn't yet been able to confront

“I tapped into it a couple of times in the other episodes and it made me really prudish – I surprised myself!”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
jada sezer
Long Reads

Grief and loss: “This is what grief taught me about my inner strength”

“In the darkest moments, where you’ve gone through the worst kind of grief, you get the most information about yourself.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published
Posted by
Rachel Barber
Published

The Maytree: “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis. One woman checks in for five days.

aretha-franklin-obituary-best-quotes
People

Aretha Franklin’s most powerful and inspiring quotes

To celebrate Aretha Franklin’s undeniable role as a champion for women everywhere, we’ve decided to take a look back at her most inspiring quotes.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published