pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
lose the lead
move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
the act of going out
an opening that permits escape or release;
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"