First character death? How did you handle it?
When I was young I begged my brother to let me roll up a wizard. My wizard had 1 hit point and he walked about ten feet into the dungeon and died. I honestly don’t remember how, maybe a strong gust of wind knocked him down. I never even got to cast one spell. I cried like a baby. To this day I will let any magic users in any 1st edition campaign I run start at second level.