Which fictional characters have died, and why?

A story of a family of seven surviving the horrors of a pandemic is being read as a cautionary tale for the wider world.

It is part of a wave of fictional deaths which have hit Australia over the past two years.

Some are linked to the coronavirus pandemic, others to economic and social upheaval.

Some have caused outrage, others are considered as “tragic” by the writers and readers who wrote them.

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