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Old 19 March 2008, 07:37 AM
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Icon81 You die with your eyes open

Comment: Someone told me today that no matter what, when you die, you die
with your eyes open. Even if you die in your sleep, your eyes open right
at the last second. Is this true?
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Old 19 March 2008, 07:44 AM
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Those of us who have seen others die can attest that the OP is not true.
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Old 19 March 2008, 12:11 PM
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Like ZF said. My mom was unconscious for almost 24 hours before she died and her eyes remained closed.
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Old 19 March 2008, 01:13 PM
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If you're eyes are open at the moment you die, then you die with your eyes open. This is common in sudden or violent deaths. More often a person slips into shock or unconsciousness immediately preceding their demise and therefor their eyes are closed.

ETA: My opening statement may qualify as one of the most idiotically obvious things I've ever written. But I'll leave it in there.
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Old 19 March 2008, 01:39 PM
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ETA: My opening statement may qualify as one of the most idiotically obvious things I've ever written.
You're leaving yourself wide open there, CF
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Old 19 March 2008, 04:44 PM
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I was with my grandfather when he died, and his eyes were shut for several hours beforehand, and they remained shut after he died.
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Old 19 March 2008, 05:00 PM
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ETA: My opening statement may qualify as one of the most idiotically obvious things I've ever written. But I'll leave it in there.
When I read it, I nodded at its wisdom and didn't realize its lameness until I got to your ETA!
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Old 19 March 2008, 05:03 PM
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the "Someone" in the OP was actually making a comment about predestination. The person who wrote the comment will, in fact, die with their eyes open. Is preordained to be so. Unless they go back in time and kill their own grandmother.

This comment may, or may not, apply to other people, as already noted.
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