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Title sums it up: can you remarry if your spouse is dead?

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Are you planning to kill your spouse...? – Wipqozn Nov 18 '11 at 22:28
meybe ;) hahaha – aryaXstark Nov 18 '11 at 22:30
only if it's with Pamela Anderson – gcb Nov 22 '11 at 3:34
Maybe you can make it look like an accident.. I don't know.. :) – deutschZuid Nov 25 '11 at 1:49

Yes you can: source from the Elder scrolls wikia

The above suggests you need to use some console commands too, but most people are reporting that you just need to put her down and remarry.

Update: I just found this on UESP

Murdering your spouse may result in not being able to remarry (confirmed on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3)

So it seems very hit and miss.

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I can see people thinking up many inventive ways to kill their spouses to test if it will allow them to remarry. – Annan Dec 12 '11 at 12:58
In order to level up my ebony blade I repeatedly killed and console resurrected my wife, Lydia. Now she doesn't have spouse options. Is she counted as dead so I can remarry? – Crubleigh Jun 15 '14 at 16:26

No you can not remarry, to my knowledge, if you kill your wife in-game.

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