To kick the bucket means to die.
1. The billionaire's heirs took the legal course to sort out the property dispute as their father had left no will before kicking the bucket.
2. When Sharda was diagnosed with an untreatable cancer, she vowed to complete as much of her charity work as possible before she kicked the bucket.
3. The school Principal had gained a lot of respect and affection during his tenure, so when he kicked the bucket many students and teachers thronged his funeral rites.