죽다 = die in pure Korean. Many basic way to speak it, but rude to use this word as soon as talking around people's family etc.

사망하다 = die in sino korean (hanja). Would certainly be offered in official reporting favor news reports and also articles.

숨지다 = accurate "lost their breathing". A polite method of saying someone died, usually provided in news or other formal situations.

돌아가시다 = accurate "went back". A polite, colloquial method of speak someone died.

떠나다 = accurate "left". A more ambiguous and also careful way to say someone died.

눈감다 = close up door eyes

목숨을 잃다 = lost life

there are a bunch more ways to say who died


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