Many must wish that Shakespeare’s final words to posterity consisted of something more than a curt demand to be left alone.
Let's consider some of the oft-voiced concerns and whether they're justified.
You don't have to be a physician or anatomist to be curious about how bodies work. Exhibits of dead human specimens have been around for quite a while – capitalizing on our fascination with death.
Illness can have a major impact on our view of the world. Sometimes, it can be enlightening.
The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
The assisted dying debate usually focuses on the moment of death - not those leading up to it.
According to the science of selfies, they seem to tap into some deep psychological desires.
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.