Not my death, but I'm playing on a server with my GF, and I used some of my precious diamonds and lots of XP levels to make her some swank enchanted diamond gear, and then she went to the nether and fell into lava.
So why didn't I give her any armor with a Fire Resistance enchant? Because I told her there were potions of Fire Resistance in the chest by the brewing stand (which she didn't take).
I still don't even have full diamond gear for myself!
Some people just shouldn't have nice things...