'Fallen Asleep' in the Bible
A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.
On this account many among you are weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
(But now Christ is raised from among the dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.