Signs for DEAD, DEATH
Meaning: No longer alive.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
ASL writing style: ASLwrite.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Deaf people have occasionally encountered hearing people spelling "dead" or "death" for "deaf", which is somehow incomprehensible for us.
Maybe the letters "d" and "f" are next to each other on the keyboard? Maybe it's a good idea to proofread before submitting on the "send" button. :)
Here is one of some incidents, for example. "Excellent. Please continue this site. It is already helping me to communicate with the dead community." -- Steve's email to Handspeak, Nov. 2018.
Though infrequently, it's not uncommon to see this misspelled word occasionally. :)
This a goose-bumping true story "Deaf or Dead" has been much loved by many viewers. It's one of the most favorite stories. Must see.