Saint Cecilia's death was very tragic. Her death all started with Cecilia teaching many people in their home about faith. Bishop urban baptized hundreds of people there. Eventually, when word reached the governor, she was arrested, tortured and beheaded. Also, Cecilia was sentenced that she should die by suffocation in the baths. Saint Cecilia was locked in the bathhouse and the fires vigorously stoked. She remained there for a day and a night but was still alive when the soldiers opened the doors. She was then ordered beheaded, but the executioner, after striking three times on her neck without severing st Cecilia's head, ran away, leaving her badly wounded. for days people of god would stay by her side just her help her. know one really knows her death date but they estimate it was in the year 230. this date is only a guess since the span is between the years 180 and 300.