Many onlookers were shocked when a bus blew up on a London bridge for a film stunt, but at least no one was hurt. There is a long history of serious accidents and fatalities on set.
Two reviews of the UK's coroner service said that an independent national coroner service was needed. So why hasn't the advice been heeded?
Why thinking about death makes us more religious, conservative and prejudiced.
January seems to be characterised by deluge of public mourning. But why do we do it?
The dark, disturbing imagery of Bowie's final album recalls how the artist inspired the goth movement of the 1970s and 1980s.
Privately, we grieve for those we’ve loved. Publicly, we grieve for those we’ve never even met.
Rock and roll is getting old. And with this ageing, we are increasingly seeing different types of death claiming our idols.
It's a myth that hair and nails continue to grow after you die. What else have science discovered about death?
Children who hawk goods on their heads on Nigeria's streets face an array of health hazards and physical dangers. The government must take steps to reduce this practice.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
CSI and its franchise has achieved something unique: making forensics glamorous and sexy and fuelling public fascination with the dead.
Most people in western societies die in hospital or in institutional care. Keeping death out of sight and out of mind means few people have real experience of death and dying.
People found out about crime and punishment in that most spectacular era of public executions, the Renaissance, through melody.
It can't compete with the US, but the UK became part of mega-memorial culture after the London bombings.
Asif Kapadia's documentary shows what it means for a life to be up for public consumption.
We all die eventually, of course, but these days it's very hard for doctors and loved ones to let patients and relatives die without doing "whatever it takes".
We have – in some of the world – sanitised death, but the custom of post-mortem photography reminds us death is closer to us than we might like to think. This article contains images of dead people.
Why are atheists deemed as untrustworthy as rapists?
Systemic change is need to ensure that patients' voices are heard when doctors make decisions about end-of-life care.
We all know the rock adage of "live fast, die young" but is membership of different music genres associated with different risks of early death and different causes of death? Surprisingly, yes ...