Regardless of where and how we are born, the common union of all cultures is that every person will eventually die. There is a variation in the ways how different cultures conceptualize death and also the aftermath of what happens when one dies. Death is universal and different cultures have different practices and ways of dealing with it. These practices range from how the person is laid to rest, how he is celebrated to how he is memorized. Every world religion and culture has special ways of grieving, burying the deceased ones. In various cultures, death is believed to be brought about several conditions such as illness, sleep and due to old age. In some other cultures, death occurs when there is a life total cessation. There are other cultural traditions that view death as a way of transition to other existing forms. Other cultures aim at interaction that is continuous between the living and the death. These paper analyses the understanding of death to the ancient Mesopotamia, Hindu and the ancient Egyptians.