Dreaming of someone dying who is still alive can be a very disturbing experience. It can leave you feeling fearful and confused, and can also make it hard to get back to sleep at night. Many people worry that dreams about death are a sign of something bad to come, but this is not always the case.
In general, dreams that feature the death of a person who is still alive symbolize your fear of loss of control. You may feel like you are losing the ability to handle your own life or that you are unable to manage your current relationships. You may be worried that someone you love is going to die or that a major event in your life is not turning out as you expected.
This type of dream is also common for caregivers, who often dream about their loved ones dying when they are very sick or even close to death in real life. This is because they are anxious about losing their loved one and it gives them a chance to process the experience in their mind.
Dreaming of someone you know who is still alive can also be a symbol of changes in your relationship with that person. It could mean that you are letting go of old attachments and moving on to new experiences. It can also be a metaphor for the death of your “old self” and the birth of a new one, much like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.