The majority of deaths on screen are violent, bloody, traumatic affairs, with few realistic portrayals of what a death from illness or so-called "natural causes" actually looks like.
Little wonder we have such a fear of death, and especially of being in the presence of it.
It's still a terrifying notion, because most of us have no idea what we will see.
My own curiosity about death led me to write a book on the topic.
In bringing together medical research and personal stories from those who've undergone near-death experiences, I learned a lot.