Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death. The remains of a previously living organism normally begin to decompose shortly after death. Death is an inevitable, universal process that eventually occurs in all living organisms.
Death is generally applied to whole organisms; the similar process seen in individual components of a living organism, such as cells or tissues, is necrosis. Something that is not considered a living organism, such as a virus, can be physically destroyed but is not said to die.
As of the early 21st century, over 150,000 humans die each day.
Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, and also may hold the idea of judgement of good and bad deeds in one's life!
Ellen, an user of Quora writes:
The event of my death frightens me, the lingering, drawn out event of it.
Seeing faces of loved ones or concerned strangers who are cognizant what is happening and its final outcome, the hitherto person before them transforming into a body. A bunch of flesh and bone, piled and stitched together by nature’s hand. (For some reason, my death is also slow, then sudden, and surrounded by loved ones or concerned strangers. I never expel alone. Maybe if I envisioned it differently, I would be less frightened).
Here are 4 celebrities who passed away in 2021. May their soul rest in peace!
Clarence Williams III:
Clarence Williams III was an American actor. He played the character of Linc Hayes in the police television series The Mod Squad from 1968 to 1973. He also appeared in films such as Purple Rain, 52 Pick-Up, Tales from the Hood, Half Baked, and Reindeer Games.
Williams began pursuing an acting career after spending two years as a paratrooper in C Company, 506th Infantry, of the 101st Airborne Division. He first appeared on Broadway in The Long Dream (1960). Continuing his work on stage, he appeared in Walk in Darkness (1963), Sarah and the Sax (1964), Doubletalk (1964), and King John. His breakout theatrical role was in William Hanley's Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. The New York Times drama critic Howard Taubman wrote of his performance, "Mr. Williams glides like a dancer, giving his long, fraudulently airy speeches the inner rhythms of fear and showing the nakedness of terror when he ceases to pretend." He also served as artist-in-residence at Brandeis University in 1966.
Ernie Lively was an American actor and acting coach, and the father of actors Eric Lively and Blake Lively.
Blake Ellender Lively is an American actress. Born in Los Angeles, Lively is the daughter of actor Ernie Lively, and made her professional debut in his directorial project Sandman.
Arlene Leanore Golonka was an American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Millie Hutchins on the television comedy The Andy Griffith Show and Millie Swanson on Mayberry R.F.D., and often portrayed bubbly, eccentric blondes in supporting character roles on stage, film, and television.
Gavin MacLeod was an American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat. A Christian television host and author whose career spanned six decades, he also appeared as a guest on several talk, variety, and religious programs. MacLeod's career began in films in 1957.