UK Death

How Scared of Death Are We Really - and How Does It Affect Us?

Jonathan Jong | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Jong

Our reluctance to talk about death is often taken as evidence that we are afraid, and therefore suppress thoughts about it. However, there is little direct evidence to support that we are. So what is a "normal" amount of death anxiety? And how does it manifest itself?

Are We Really More Likely to Die at the Weekend in the NHS?

Benjamin Chang | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin Chang

As both a patient and a medical student observing this junior doctor contract saga roll on, it looks like history is repeating itself. Hunt has repeatedly and unwaveringly misrepresented medical findings, and the results have been deeply concerning.

Comedy vs Funerals

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

When people ask me how I can dare do stand-up comedy - on the grounds that it must be terrifying to risk humiliation in front of a crowd of people - I always say that it's nothing, nothing, nothing like as frightening as leading a funeral.

Tribute to Alan Rickman

Ruby Wax | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Alan Rickman died two weeks ago and I am broken, as is everyone else who knew him. I just wanted to share a few more words about him.

Henry Worsley's Death Inspires Hundreds To Donate To Wounded Soldier Fund

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

A fundraising page for Henry Worsley is being inundated with donations and emotional tributes after the explorer died 30 miles short of making an hist...

David Bowie: Keeping Schtum About Cancer

Angela Brightwell | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

I was upset. It was the headline: 'David Bowie dead at 69 after secret 18-month battle with cancer'. Because for me it was far too close to home. All I could think of was my Mum, I couldn't help it. The facts were identical.

Bereavement Is Just the Beginning

Louise Whitehill-Smith | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Whitehill-Smith

I had never really experienced death until I lost my grandfather in 2014. Four weeks later, my mother was diagnosed as terminally ill, and she passed in March 2015. These were excruciating losses, but little did I know that this was just the beginning of losing people from my life.

Grieving Couple Face Unexpected £1,000 Bill For Baby's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A couple were unexpectedly given a bill of £1,000 for their son's funeral after a mistake by the Department of Work and Pensions. Nadia Oldale, 24...

In the Next 10 Years, Lots of Rock Stars Will Die - We're Going to Have to Get Used to This

Tim Thornton | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Over the next five, ten, fifteen plus years, lots of rock stars are going to die. This is not a statement of murderous intent, it's just a scientific and mathematic certainty. Some of them will be very famous and universally loved. Some more "niche". But die they will.

Happy Endings

Mark Robins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Robins

I wrote in December about doing Christmas brilliantly. I hope everyone did and had a great time. Part of that ramble was saying that Christmas is an opportunity to end the year well and start a new one well. Ending something well has become a bit of a theme over the last few weeks for a number of reasons.

And the Beat Goes On

Julia Burness | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

So it is already mid-way through January 2016 and it feels as though I have not stopped to draw breath. I am sure I'm not the only one. Just after Christmas a good friend sadly passed away. Nothing I know of shows quite how the world keeps going on - as clearly as death does.

Why David Bowie's Death Is So Relevant for People With a Terminal Illness Like Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Karin Sieger

For me his last artistic and life effort, his last album 'Black Star', the lyrics and related video, released on his birthday (Friday 8th January 2016), two days before his death, all this carries a deep meaning and powerful message about determination and energy

David Bowie, Princess Diana and a Boy on a Beach

Daniel Warner | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

The death of a very famous person or a very famous death, allow us to project our own emotions upon them. It can be easier to express our grief about someone we feel we know, or our outrage at some injustice to five hundred Facebook friends or a thousand twitter followers, than it can to be deal with the real emotions we are feeling.

Real Love Never Dies: Losing My Dad

Tracey Morgan | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Morgan

A lot of people close to me are losing family members and friends at the moment and I really wish I could take the hit for them, the pain is excruciating and nothing can prepare you, but everyone will get through it, we are all way stronger than we think.

Man With Alzheimer's Makes One Simple But Heartbreaking Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Alzheimer's disease has made an emotional plea to the world, expressing his one wish - to be able to laugh and joke with his friends again...

The Long Goodbye

Charli Morgan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

For the first few days, my pupils were so large, my eyes looked black. I thought this was because I had seen Death and now even looked as different as I felt. But I discovered that this, too is normal. Powerful emotions like love, or pain, make your pupils dilate. So grief can turn your eyes black. The blue is now, gradually returning.

Couple With Dementia Die Three Days Apart After 76 Years Together

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An inseparable elderly couple who met as teenagers have died three days apart after 76 years together. Phyllis and Miles Higgin met in 1933 and wer...

Man's Inspirational Facebook Post Goes Viral After His Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man's Facebook post has gone viral after he died in a tragic car accident on New Year's Eve. Matthew DeRemer, from Florida, was reportedly killed...

In Memory Of Those Who Are No Longer With Us, But Sadly Still Here.

Paul Marshall | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Yes, it's the very end of the year; a time when we inevitably look back on those - all of the above and numerous others besides - who have regrettably passed away.

If You Make One New Year's Resolution This Year: Make It to Talk About Death

Naomi Barrow | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Maybe death isn't something you really want to think about at the start of the New Year (let's face it, there are more fun things to think about). Perhaps you think you're not old enough to discuss it. Maybe it's not the most exciting of topics to chat about over a few pints, or maybe it is, but either way I challenge you to talk about it.

This Simple Test Could Predict When You're Going To Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A simple spit test could help predict when you're going to die, a new study on life expectancy suggests. Researchers from the University of Birmin...

World's Fattest Man Dies Of Heart Attack On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

The person who held the record for being the world's fattest man has died in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Day. 38-year-o...

Terminally Ill Girl Behind Christmas Card Appeal Has Died

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents

A terminally-ill 10-year-old girl, who received 10,000 Christmas cards from all over the world after her dad's Facebook appeal, has died. Sophie J...

Dying Matters: The Big Conversation

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Joe Levenson

Every minute someone in the UK dies, but despite some really welcome progress many of us still don't talk to our loved ones about our end of life wishes.

On Death

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

At New Year's Eve I'm already writing my epitaph. While everyone around me is popping balloons, I'm thinking I'm one year closer to my end and at that point usually start looking for a handy Xanax. If someone says they don't think about it, they're lying - otherwise we'd have no fear and all fear stems from the sense that our survival is threatened.