In certain situations, dreaming of yourself as dead is a directional dream. Your subconscious is alerting you to something in your waking life that needs your immediate attention which if not addressed now, may lead to a missed opportunity or to some harm in the long run. Perhaps a better look at your health condition may be a good start.
Dreaming of someone else as dying depicts that you need to put an end to something in your own waking life. It may be a bad relationship that has become bitter, a job that you don’t enjoy, a habit that’s harming you or it can be emotional like anger, hatred, lust etc. Depending upon the context that appears in the dream, it may also symbolize that your feelings for that person are dead. It can be your ex – partner, a relative, a friend or even a stranger. It is your dreaming mind that is reminding you to get past that person or some connections that are not healthy for you.
This dream usually appears more than once as the real context or situation will unfold across multiple dreams. This is why, for serious dream interpretations, it is always recommended that you create a dream journal with as many details as you can note.