The ego itself is a death wish and any time you are upset or feeling "off-center" in any way, that is actually an experience of temporary spiritual death. It is a death of awareness in the mind and has nothing to do with physical death at all, which is actually meaningless. What seems to be death of the body is just a change of scene and has no bearing on one's state of mind. Supreme joy and happiness would be the overcoming of death; not death of the body, but of one's awareness of God and Reality.