<< --- What does "He is survived by two sons" mean? --- >> I saw this sentence, he is survived by two sons, on news paper. Does it mean that the man died, and his two sons are still alive? If so why is it not in past tense since he already died? This sentence is kind of confusing to me, because I thought the word survive means to live through, but apparently this man died. Why is the word survive used in this sentence? Thanks for the clarifications!