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Death Riddles

Everyone loves a good old death riddle. Riddle for our Death Riddles.


See some death riddles that you want to check out around this time of the year:

  • Alive as you but without breath, As cold in my life as in my death; Never a thirst though I always drink, Dressed in a mail but never a clink. Fish
  • Why did the boy bury his flashlight? Because the batteries died.
  • Who makes it, but has no need of it. Who buys it, but has no use for it. Who uses it but can neither see nor feel it. What is it? A coffin
  • When I'm young I'm tall, When I'm old I'm short, When I'm alive I glow, Because of your breath I die - What am I? A candle
  • Dipping, glinting, gliding by, Rainbow-fretted, wrought of breath. I live only while I fly – Earth’s rough kiss my sudden death. A soap bubble
  • What lives on its own substance and dies when it devours itself? Candle
  • Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed. What is in the pack? A parachute
  • When does death come before life? Answer: In the dictionary.
  • Poor people have it, Rich people need it, if you eat it you die, what is it? Nothing
  • A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him? The third room. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.
  • It brings back the lost as though never gone, shines laughter and tears with light long since shone; a moment to make, a lifetime to shed; valued then but lost when your dead. What Is It? Memory
  • The manufacturer doesn't need it, the buyer doesn't want it, and the user doesn't know that he's using it. What is it? A Coffin
  • Why was Karl Marx buried at Highgate Cemetery in London? Because he was dead
  • Did you hear about the Italian chef with a terminal illness? He pastaway
  • I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I? Fish
  • If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I? Fire
  • I have no life, but I can die. What am I? A Battery
  • The man who invented it, Doesn't want it for himself. The man who bought it, Doesn't need it for himself. The man who needs it, Doesn't know it when he needs it. Coffin