The Death by Emoji List
Emoji icons are something that have become very popular in communication used on social media posts, so I decided that I would have a look to see which ones were related to death. When I made the emoji list there were more than I expected!
I have consulted emojipedia.org who run @botmoji on Twitter. You can tweet any emoji to them and you will get a reply that explains what the picture means if you are not sure!
Here is the Social Embers guide to DEATH BY EMOJI which is meant to be a light-hearted look at the symbols that may appear on social media, much like the abbreviation RIP has become widely used.
I have been told that this type of communication seems insensitive, and I would agree that there are many many beautiful words that can be used for bereavement, however, our society now uses abbreviations and emojis whether we like it or not.
⚰ 👨🎤 🍂
The following descriptions have been copied from the emojipedia.org website:
💀 A human skull. Also known as the death emoji.
🖤 A heart shaded completely black. May be used to express morbidity, sorrow, or a form of dark humor.
💔 A love heart, broken in two. This emoji represents the aching one feels when they are missing the person they love.
🕯Candle – A candle burning with a red-orange-yellow flame. Some versions of this emoji display wax dripping down the side of the candle.
⛪ Church – A church building, generally associated with Christian denominations. In addition quiet prayer, churches hold regular worship services, weddings,baptisms and funerals.
⚰ Coffin – A wooden coffin, used to store the body of a deceased person. Also known as the casket emoji.
😢 Crying Face – A sad face with a single tear running from one eye, down the cheek. Hurt and upset, but not crying hysterically.
🕊 Dove – A dove, carrying an olive branch, as a symbol of peace.
🍂 Fallen Leaf – A fallen leaf (or leaves), as would be seen in the season of fall or autumn.
🙏 Folded Hands- Two hands placed firmly together, meaning please or thank you in Japanese culture. Other common uses for this character include prayer/praying hands, or a high five.
👣 Footprints – Two human footsteps, showing the outline of both feet, including all five toes.
⚱ Funeral Urn – An urn used for the storage of ashes after cremation.
😭Loudly Crying Face – A sad face with tears streaming down both cheeks. This face is distraught and inconsolable.
👨🎤 Man singer – also known as the David Bowie emoji.
🕌 Mosque – A mosque building, a place of worship for followers of Islam Shown with a domed roof and a minaret.
🕉 Om – A symbol often used in relation to the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.
🛐 Place of Worship A building used for worship by people of any faith or religion. Examples include a church, mosque, or synagogue . A person is shown on their knees praying, in this symbol.
📿 Prayer beads – Prayer beads used by people of various religious traditions.
🎗 Reminder Ribbon – An awareness ribbon worn to show support of a cause or group.
Well that is all I could come up with, but perhaps you have some more suggestions for me?