padma norbu wrote:
Pero wrote:I say seems because it could be just that the person writting this isn't aware what "ended his life" implies in English.
Based on everything, I am going to believe they aren't quite aware of the implications of that phrase and just mean his life ended. I hope. thanks for the explanation.
I was very saddened to learn of Michael's death. I don't know how he lost his life, but it seems Padma Norbu is correct.
From the ancient Annals of Ulster
, recording the death of the Norse Viking Ivar the Boneless: Ímar, king of the Norsemen of all Ireland and Britain, ended his life.
And in the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland
Ivar's death is recorded:The king of Lochlainn, i.e. Gothfraid, died of a sudden hideous disease. Thus it pleased God.
So here we have evidence that the phrase "ended his life" is simply a common Nordic idiom for one who has died.