I am frequently asked what does it mean when either the dreamer or someone close to them dies in a dream. While it is certainly possible that death in a dream can be a picture of physical death, it is far less likely than most people think. In dark dreams, death is intended to sow fear into the dreamer's life. On the other hand, death can be a positive symbol as it can also speak of dying to self or to letting go of some issue in the dreamer's life.
* Symbol meanings provided by www.mydreamstories.com should not be used as a dream dictionary. They are for reference only and both dreamer and interpreter should be careful to listen to the voice of Holy Spirit as to what any particular symbol means in any specific dream.