What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

By on January 21, 2016

Death is unfortunately just another part of life. Like birth, it is a stage that happens in everyone’s life. In addition, everyone holds in common the trait of dreaming at night. Dreams are thought to show that your mind is healthy and interacting around you. When you get enough sleep at night, you will dream even if you do not remember the dreams. During some of these dreams, you may experience a loved one or someone else dying. Although this can be terrifying to experience during the dream, it is generally not a sign that someone is going to die. Instead, death is normally interpreted as one of the following dream meanings.

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What Does Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

Dreams related to death can be extremely intense and traumatic to experience. You may wake up feeling panicked or worried about your loved one who died in the dream. Although this can be stressful to experience, it is normally not a sign that you should panic. There are many possible reasons why you may dream about death at night.

You Feel Afraid

Fear and feelings of being afraid are extremely common themes for your dreams. You may feel afraid of losing someone, and that could be the reason why you are dreaming of death. Likewise, death-related dreams may be caused by terrible childhood memories or phobias of water, public speaking, heights or similar things. Your mind is imprinted by the fears that you have, and your subconscious brings up this sensation of fear during your dreams.

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Feelings of Guilt

After a terrible experience, you may feel guilty about your role or your lack of a role. Even if you were not involved in the situation, you may feel guilty about not being able to help. This is especially true after the death of a loved one. Even though there is no reason for you to feel guilty, it is common for these types of feelings to develop. When this happens, you may continue to have dreams about death.

You Feel Betrayed

One of the common reasons for seeing death in a dream is because you feel betrayed. You may dream that the person or people who betrayed you die for their betrayal. In this case, the dream is a sign that you want vengeance and remain upset by their actions.

Your Personality Is Incomplete

Sometimes, there are people who have too much control in your life. If a loved one is domineering and makes decisions for you, you may feel that they are dying as a way for your subconscious to escape from their control.

There Is a Psychological Disturbance

Your mind is not intended to be in a constant state of stress. When you experience a traumatic situation, you can experience psychological and emotional disturbances for a long time afterward. Long-term psychological disturbances can end up taking root within your subconscious mind. When you fall asleep at night, these negative feelings intermingle with your dreams to create thoughts of death or other traumatic situations.

Transformations

A dream of death can be an indication of transformations in your normal life. In a way, death is a type of rebirth, so it is often a sign of a figurative or literal rebirth in real life. Like the phoenix, your new habits, relationships and goals are rising out of the ashes of your past. As a result, you may experience dreams about death when you are suddenly experiencing major changes and transformations in your real life.

A Fear of Loss

Even if you do not have a traumatic event or negative feelings in your current life, that does not stop you from fearing loss. When you love someone, it is normal to fear losing them. This fear is replayed in your dreams by the person, loved one or family member actually dying. Don’t worry though—it is not a sign of the future or what is currently happening to them.

You Could Be Pregnant

Although there is no proof of this idea, a number of people have reported dreaming of death before or right after they get pregnant. This may be due to a more literal interpretation of death as a type of rebirth.

You Are Not Living Up to Your Potential

When you are not fulfilling your dreams and living up to your potential, you may feel guilty or unhappy. These feelings may result in you dreaming that you or someone else dies in the dream.

Negativity

At a very basic level, dreams of death could be a sign that you feel worthless, unhappy or exceptionally negative. These feelings cause your dreams to take a negative turn until you can become confident and happier in your normal life.

 

Instead of dreaming about someone dying, you may dream about someone who is already dead. One interpretation of this dream is that you feel like you are surrounded by people who do not really understand you. It could also mean that you are experiencing a material or personal loss that is effecting your outlook on the world.

Dead siblings in a dream is typically a sign that you miss spending time with your siblings. Meanwhile, dreaming of a dead parent or loved one talking to you is often a sign that you are trying to work through their death and come to terms with it. Dreams are often indications of what is going on in your mind, so they show that you are consciously or subconsciously concerned about a loved one who recently passed away.

If you see someone that is already dead, it is normally a sign that you miss that person. These dreams often occur around important anniversaries or during times when you are more likely to think about the person. Parents may also dream about a lost child because they want to keep them in their hearts. They may also dream about the child as an adult or graduating high school because they wish that they could see them grow up and have a happy life.

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    Lily

    September 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

    i had a dream a person in my dance class died? they’ve been absent for a while, so this might be the reason, but still. does this just mean i really care about them?

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      September 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      This person has been absent, which may be an indication of many things. It is possible that they died, but unlikely. Dreams about death are often symbols for change. His person no longer showing up to the class is a change in your relationship. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Lily!

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    Danni

    September 13, 2019 at 7:55 am

    I dreamt that I was at some sort of city function happening outside one of our city’s fire stations. I was looking for a friend of mine who is a Lieutenant with the fire department, and no one would answer me when I asked where he was. Then someone finally told me that he had died in a fire and this was a memorial for him and a couple other fire fighters who died with him. I woke up crying.

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      September 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Your emotional relationship with your fire fighter friend likely caused this dream to appear. You are aware of the dangers that he faces in his career. Death is often a manifestation of change, so it is possible that there is something new or different about your relationship at this time. Nourish your relationship with your friend by spending additional time together in person. Have a great day, Danni!

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    Divesh Kumar

    September 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I dream for many years that I am flying. WHY?

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      September 12, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      The specific meaning of flying may be best understood through reading this article. Flying is often an indication of a desire for travel or freedom. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Divesh!

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    Roz

    September 8, 2019 at 11:01 am

    My youngest sister dreamt that I passed and no one told her. She came to my house to confirm my passing the house was quiet. She came up stairs and my husband was at the top. He appeared quite and emotionless. It was like my death was a while ago. He began to tell her that I hid my illness for two months and died. Right when she was trying to get the details, of how I died, she woke up crying and continued to cry because it felt so real.

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      September 9, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Your sister’s dream is an indication of her thoughts and feelings toward you. Death is often a symbol of change. It seems that there may be other influences in her life that may have caused this dream to appear. The two of you may find benefit in spending additional time together in person, as this will nourish your relationship. Have a great day, Roz!

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    Sada

    September 8, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I had a dream that I was at a party and my closest friend got news her dad died and she collapsed on the floor crying and I had to take her out in private to calm down.

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      September 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your friend and of your knowledge of death. It is clear that you want to support the people who are in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Sada!

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    Bongani

    September 6, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    My mother is still alive but,

    I had a dream of my mother… People claimed she died but I couldn’t believe it.

    The first time I dreamt my mother funeral /burial whereby people claimed she is dead but I could see her right there in the funeral.

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      September 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm

      Your dream was a reflection of various influences in your life. You feel a strong emotional relationship with your mother, which likely caused this dream to manifest. Death is often a symbol for change, so it is possible that you are thinking about a change in this relationship. Nourish your relationship with your mother by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Bongani!

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    Priti

    August 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    I dreamt of my old friend died with whom i have no connection.And repeatedly I also dreamt that a celebrity died in my dream. What does that mean??

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      August 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

      These dreams are reflections of your thoughts and feelings in regards to your social relationships. Death is often a symbol for change, which may indicate that there is a relationship that you may no longer be maintaining. Make a decision about what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Priti!

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        Estelle

        September 13, 2019 at 9:57 pm

        & how about that celebrity dying in her dream part.last night I dreamt jlo died! Literally viewed her body,can’t get that off my mind, I woke up shaking. Still am.

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          September 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm

          This dream is a reflection of your thoughts about Jlo. It is likely that you feel a strong connection with her. It is possible that these thoughts have certainly influenced your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. If you want to reach out to any artist that you want to share your appreciation with, then attempt to do so. Have a great day, Estelle!

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    Pooja Sehrawat

    August 29, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I was in a relationship. One day I had a dream. I saw myself and the guy at his place. As soon as he comes to meet me, some girl is hanging on the fan.

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      August 30, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your experiences with your partner at that time. The girl hanging on the fan could be a sign of your knowledge of another relationship that he may have had at that time. It is possible that you were confused about the nature of their relationship. Have a great day, Pooja!

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    Pooja

    August 29, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I was in a relationship. One day I had a dream. I saw myself and the guy at his place. As soon as he comes to meet me, some girl is hanging on the fan.

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      August 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your experiences with your partner at that time. The girl hanging on the fan could be a sign of your knowledge of another relationship that he may have had at that time. It is possible that you were confused about the nature of their relationship. Have a great day, Pooja!

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    Jenibhutta

    August 26, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    My elder brother is in army. 1st of all in my dream, i saw my aunt who is already dead about 7 years ago, when i see her, she greets with every one else in the place but not me. Then suddenly scene changes and i get news about my brother death. Then again scene changes and I was sitting in my home with mommy and they were talking about my brother not knowing about his death and I was wondering how to tell them, suddenly my mother goes out, some explosion takes place and she gets injured. Dad rushes to hospital and luckily she is alive and out of danger but i could not go with her in hospital. When they come back, i start crying thinking about my brother.

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      August 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your brother and your late aunt. It is possible that your aunt’s behavior within the dream is a sign of stresses within your relationship. The presence of your mother and father could be an indication of the strength of your relationships. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Jenibhutta!

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    Aimee

    August 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I have a dear friend that died in a tragic car crash in real life. I dreamt last night that he was committing suicide in front of me with a gun to his head. I was trying to stop him. I woke up before I could see if he pullled the trigger. I’m trying to make sense of this. In real life my friend crashed into a tree. It was a single vehicle accident.

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      August 27, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late friend. His death certainly has influenced your thoughts and feelings. The suicide aspect of this dream may be an indication of your thoughts or conversations regarding his death. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Aimee!

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    Alex

    August 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I dreamed for 3 night in a row about nearly lethal incident to which I was just a spectator. The first two night it was a person I didn’t know. One died and the other one pretended he was fine but had an internal injury that will make him die in a couple of days. Last night it was my dad whofell of a tall building and also pretended he was fine but I knew there would be catastrophic consequences. Thank you!

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      August 22, 2019 at 10:36 pm

      Each of these dreams are indications of your thoughts related to death. The third dream contained your father. Death is an indication of your knowledge of change. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Nourish your relationship with your father by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Alex!

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    Hayley

    August 21, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I had a dream last night and it was of one of my close friends dying. I tried to stay asleep to figure out what happened and how but I couldn’t. I woke up and I was an emotional wreck. What does this mean? I work with this person and are currently on summer holidays so haven’t seen him for around 4 weeks, am I missing him? I’m not sure. Please help xx

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      August 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Dreams about death are indications of your knowledge of change. The two of you have not spoken for weeks, which likely influenced this dream. You are missing him, and your emotional feelings may have influenced this dream. You may want to reach out to this person from your past and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Hayley!

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      Ebony

      August 26, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      I have had multiple dreams of people I know dying. I had one last night of a girl from church that actually lives across the street from me that died in my dream. She’s younger than I am but I don’t talk to her these days,I became distant. She would come to my house almost everyday just to play and we also went to school together but I’m already in middle school.

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        August 27, 2019 at 8:47 pm

        Dreams of death are often indications of your knowledge of change. If you have numerous dreams about death, then it is likely that the influences in your life may be causing these dreams to appear. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Ebony!

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    liz

    August 19, 2019 at 12:51 am

    i’ve had three dreams of one of my friends passing away, the first time she was killed and i was trying to find out what happened – she’s a close friend so i was broken up in the dream. the second time, she committed suicide, at this point i was really scared so i called her and she was fine and having fun on her holiday. the third dream was a revisit of the first, but i find out the story and spread it on social media, tell my parents that bc i found out the killer i’ll need witness protection etc.

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      August 20, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You feel a strong emotional relationship with your friend. The three dreams regarding death are either indications of your knowledge of change or of the media that you watch. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Nourish your relationship with your friend by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Liz!

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    Angela Clayton

    August 14, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I had a dream that another medium I know of had just died. I heard it like a news flash – I don’t know this person well at all. Have only met her once or twice. There was no emotion felt at all, it was all very matter of fact in the dream. I had the dream just before I woke up in the morning. I am a medium as well, so I hope this isn’t a prediction. I checked her Facebook this morning and as far as I know she is still alive. Still – very odd – have no reason to dream about this person at all – have no emotional ties.

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      August 14, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your profession and your thoughts regarding death. The lack of emotion is an indication of your thoughts regarding the future. You may want to allow this experience to guide your actions in the future. You may want to take this time for introspection, as this will guide you in a positive direction. Have a great day, Angela!

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    Catherine

    August 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I had a scary realistic dream about my mom dying, it was so real that I though she was actually dead in real life. I felt guilty because I couldn’t do anything to stop her death in the dream.

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      August 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your thoughts regarding death. Your emotional relationship with your mother may have caused this dream to appear. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Do not feel concerned about your inability to stop her from dying within the dream. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, and nourish your relationship with your mother by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Catherine!

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    tim

    August 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

    i had a dream about someone that died a very horrible death i cant really remember it to much but idk the person never seen them before but yea it was just so realistic i couldnt wait to be woken up from that

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      August 1, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      Dreams about death are indications of your knowledge of change. The horrible aspect could be an indication of influences in your life. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in our life. This will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Tim!

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    Mindy

    July 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve had 2 dreams about the same person my Aunty. The last time I dreamt of it was that she was really ill and could pass away. The second one I just had was that I was on holidays with my friends and went into a store and coincidentally bumped into my mum and her sisters. They didn’t tell me they were on holidays and I asked why are they here and they said because my Aunty passed away. The Aunty whom I had a dream of last time that was getting really sick

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      July 31, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      These dreams are reflections of your emotional relationship with your aunt. You are aware that she is serious ill, so thoughts regarding death may have appeared in your mind. It is clear that you feel a strong relationship with her. Nourish this relationship, if possible, by spending additional time with her in person. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Mindy!

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    Jea

    July 27, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Its 4:21AM right now and I just woke up from a terrible dream. I saw my mom lying and died from her sleep and I rushed to call my dad and every neighbors outside. My grandfather and other relatives came to visit and my mom was suddenly out of my sight. I rushed to find her outside but she was gone then next thing I know I was holding a phone and was scrolling to some unsent messages from my mom saying her last messages to all of our relatives and family. But the weird thing is those are my friends and classmates and saw some messages are my words and not hers

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      July 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. It is an indication of your emotional relationship with your mother and the other members of your family. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy into your life, and it will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Jea!

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