When you die what body part dies last?

The pupils, they dilate

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I though this was r/askreddit for a second


Oh man I was prepared to learn 🙁


The brain and nerve cells require a constant supply of oxygen and will die within a few minutes, once you stop breathing. The next to go will be the heart, followed by the liver, then the kidneys and pancreas, which can last for about an hour. Skin, tendons, heart valves and corneas will still be alive after a day. White blood cells, which are more independent, can keep going for almost three days.


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A couple months ago, I asked this to my father-in-law (a doctor), and let him explain for about five minutes the different stages of death in the body. Then I told him, “Nah, it’s the pupils. They dilate.” We were sitting with the family on the living room floor, and he literally rolled on the floor laughing.