The word itself is immense.
Often our ultimate fear, is fear of dying.
Grief, and the associated feeling of loss, is part of how we approach concepts of death. Perhaps our fear of death is not always based on death itself, but the emotions we associate with the loss of a loved one. Those left behind suffer through the empty spaces. Loss. The yearning for those who are no longer with us. Why do we fear death? Is it for the fear of what lies beyond, or for the sorrow we feel when we are left behind.
Memory lives on, pain fades.