I left my tamagotchi at my friend's house after visiting her (the keyring must have come undone) and she texted me to let me know. I told her to look after it until school tomorrow. She just sent this:
If she didn't know exactly how to care for it, she might not have realized it'd gotten sick or was starving, especially if she went to eat dinner or to the toilet when it called out.
It sucks to have a Tama die on us, but it was a rite of passage for most OG Tama fans. At least, when you're ready, you can hatch a new egg