“Sorry for your loss.” What else could I say? Their loved one had passed away and I wanted to show them that I care. I have heard people say, “Please accept my deepest sympathy.” That sounds okay, too. Maybe, saying I am sorry sounds as if I had something to do with the loss; like I did something wrong. Should I even be telling them that they have lost something? That will just make them feel worse. Maybe, I should have said something else.
When someone you know experiences the death of a loved one, don’t worry about what words to say. It’s not so much the words as the thoughts behind them. Keep it Simple and Sincere!