Rob – The only way to really know your dream meaning is to explore it yourself, but that takes a little practice. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/
So sometimes when we are told we are to die it can be a true prediction, but it is only meaningful in context with the rest of the dream. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/context/
But dreams are about every aspects of human life and thought, but they can be kept to a very small level by the mind of the dreamer. I had a dreamer send me a whole batch of their dreams, and not once did they deal with feelings and emotions. Also they didn’t ever deal with anything except a very everyday, intellectual circle.
But if you are willing to explore who and what you are and not keep in a very mundane frame of mind, you will see wonders.