If you grew up in the s, the saddest part of your childhood was probably when you watched Ash Ketchum die in the first Pokemon movie. Ash never died in the movie. Ok, so Mew and Mewtwo are fighting against each other after the other pokémon all slow down and stop. They match each other so . The movie goes through familiar paces of Ash and Pikachu teaming up, Ash a hit from a bunch of possessed, enraged Pokémon and dies.
he didn't die in the first movie. in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the sea Ash nearly drowns. but Manaphy saves him from drowning. Almost died in that.