You know, when I die, if it’s possible for me to haunt folks, I will indeed haunt anyone who says that I ‘passed away’, or even worse, that I ‘passed’. What the hell is that, anyway? No, I want folks to say simply ‘Thomas died’. That’s it, clean and simple and to the point. If you must use a circumlocution, then I’ll allow ‘Thomas was killed to death’, as long as it’s said straight.
In any case, let us not imitate pagans and atheists in their fear of death.
That is all.