Death, like performance, is mysterious. Death just happens, it disappears, leaving many questions of the unknown and the absence. Also, like performance, it leaves traces of the what was, a residue of a happening, a remorse, a remembering, perhaps even a mourning of the thing no longer. Yet, performance occupies a fluctuant and dual position of assisting with the death and dying while simultaneously being a part of the very act of the disappearance. This essay is about ritual performances of death in Haiti.