Epilepsy is associated with an increased risk of premature death. Epilepsy-related premature mortality imposes a significant burden on public health. This review aims to update the previous assessments of mortality among people with epilepsy and to identify associated factors, causes of death, and preventable causes of death in epilepsy patients. We also reviewed the mortality of epilepsy patients who had undergone epilepsy surgery. Finally, we suggest a further direction of studies about the mortality of people with epilepsy.