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.


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.


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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    Bhawna Panchal

    June 22, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I had a dream that i am near a hospital and having a cold drink after my friend’s sister’s operation. So some random vendor comes up to me to sell a drink. I say no to him. He gets so angry that he fills the bottle with water and throws the water on me. Next day i goto him in anger and ask him why he did that. I had a glass that i wanted to crack before him to show my anger. Situation turn to the extent that he he will jump down the building if i ask so. I said yes. He jumped down. Later there is a court scene.. my fam is there.. i am so worried that if i go to jail then my life will be spoilt. As a good gesture I ask my sister to contact that person’s wife and daughter, for any financial help.

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      June 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      The dream seems to show a worry about an unexpected event or person getting in the way of your life. You may also be concerned that you will lack the necessary self-control to stay out of such a situation, judging by your reaction in the dream. By planning ahead and being cautious in your decision making, you can prevent such problems from happening in your real life. Best of luck, Bhawna Panchal!

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    Anurag Sampang

    June 21, 2019 at 6:28 am

    I had a dream in which I was in an unknown place with my family and we were staying in an apartment building. I was sitting in the balcony of our flat and I saw six people were trying to fix an electric pole (they had no harness) which was right beside the balcony. I saw them and then i reached out for my mobile for playing game as I was bored. Then suddenly i heard a scream from below and i was shocked to see one man had fallen down below and then one after another 4 people out of six had fallen down to death. I was so shocked and panicked, i went inside to tell my family about it and then i came back to find the last two people finished their job and were nowhere to be seen. It all felt so real

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      June 21, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of concerns or worries that you may have in your life at this time. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Anurag!

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    June 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I had a dream that my crush and I finally started to date, we were so in love, happy. Then suddenly one day a friend tells me he died. We had no clue as to how this happened and I was devastated, hysterically crying and I felt every pain and tear in that dream. Then it changed to me drowning from how sad I was that he was gone.

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      June 17, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. Death is often an indication of a change in the relationship. It seems as though you may be interested in speaking with your crush about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him as well. Have a great day, Erica!

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    June 17, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I had a dream i was in the hospital and saw a random body-less person hooked up to tubes. He threw the tube that he was breathing in, which had a sharp needle, and it pierced me and someone in front of me at the same time. I wanted to punch him but he died right after throwing the needle and I soon died after. I’ve been having several death dreams of random strangers but this is the first time I died. What does this mean?

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      June 17, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various concerns or worries that you may have in your life. You will certainly find great benefit in abstaining in consuming violent and dramatic media. Dreams about death are often indications of a change that you may have in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Lee!

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    June 9, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I had a dream where my bf was stabbed he was fine a couple weeks later he died

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      June 9, 2019 at 6:19 am

      My heart started to ache and my chest was about to burst. Every time someone said his name I would cry my eyes out.

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        web admin

        June 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is certain that your supportive comments will help other members of our community. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, P!

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      web admin

      June 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You will have dream benefit abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time with him in person. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, P!

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    Galaxy Says

    June 6, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I saw a dream in which i was sitting my exams in my classroom with random people from school and a junior freind of mine started coughing uncontrollably. Then, she was coughing up pools of blood. No one knew what to do. Everyone was crying and panicking. We asked to take her to hospital and she said” its ok i’ve taken my medicine” as she said this she coughed up more blood until she died right there. And suddenly i woke up. What does it mean?

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      web admin

      June 7, 2019 at 1:55 am

      This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. Your social relationship may be changing, as death is often a symbol for change. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. If there is someone that you want to maintain a relationship with, then nourish that relationship by spending additional time in person. Have a great day, Galaxy!

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    June 2, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I had a dream my friend came over to sleepover and I had this weird feeling that someone was watching us. It wasn’t a human being. The following day, in that dream, my friend died. I attended the funeral. After that I came home and went to the bathroom. The bathroom was the old before we had it renovated. It was dark and I saw a silhouette of my mom and she stood up but she transformed into a ghost, a boy with distorted face. He told me that I’m the next one. A few days ago, another friend of mine(not the one I mentioned before) committed suicide by hanging. I’m so sad to learn that he was struggling but he didn’t appear in my dream. Should I warn my other friend about this? Because she appeared in my dream and I have a feeling this is connected to my friend who died recently in real life. What does it mean I’m next? Please I need answers.

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      web admin

      June 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      The dreams and recent deaths may be manifestations of a wide variety of influences in your life. Since you dreamed about your friend and you feel impelled to speak with her, you should ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with her. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with her in person. If you feel that it would be appropriate or beneficial to share your dreams with her at that time, then do so. Have a great day, Nina!

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    May 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    My aunt fought with me in a dream and she has blamed me with many fake things. I started crying and try to wash my face. Suddenly, I saw my dead father while holding my 2 years old child and doing so, he is crying and looking at me from away. I came to the earth and I am so tired that I even not able to move and hold his hands. We both are looking at each other and crying. What does it mean? Thanks

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 23, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various emotional connections and concerns that you may have in your life. The presence of your late father is a manifestation of your relationship. Allow the negative aspects of your dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help you honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Jasmine!

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