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demise (noun) death.
The sad demise of a person is their death causing sorrow to all concerned. The sudden demise of a person is the sudden death of the person.
- The demise of the great leader has been mourned by everyone as most people feel that in his death, an irreplaceable leader has been lost.
- The demise of Sam, the bread winner of the family, rendered the rest of the members of the family destitute, because with him dead, they do not know how to earn a living.