Commonly used on forums, *dies* indicates the act of dying in a virtual environment. Note: Whoever said it isn't really dead.
mike_gamesradar.com: I'm a cunt
The Reverand: *dies*
To die, comically and unexpectedly.
To die in a comical manner.
Most appropriate in internet forums, *dies* is a perfect example of an evolution in human vocabulary. When somebody *dies* it can have meanings on several levels yet always funny unless true.
Karlprof "Does my middle finger smell of cheese?"