Don't wanna die

I don't want to die.

Okay, so I'm going to be honest. I've never read the manga and have only the anime as my source of info (and I know the manga and the anime adaptation are two very different things). So I felt really sad during the last episode when Yoite died :( Yeah, just like he literally faded away. Oh, I still can't get over it! Now...was the manga (original) version of Yoite's death the same or different? I oughta read the manga...*sigh*