My friend has a Turn Undead spell ability, being a paladin in 5e, and we entered a small room that had a skeleton in it. He was going to use Turn Undead to trap it in a corner, except the barbarian decided that smashing it was a better plan.
My question is, if Fear were to be cast on a creature and it can't get away, could it possibly die from it (assuming that its not undead)?
Example: A wizard casts Fear on a kobold. The kobold then runs from the wizard. The kobold gets caught in a small cave with only one entrance. The wizard continues to advance on the kobold even though its trapped in a corner. Can the kobold die from the sheer fear of the spell? Or does the kobold resort to fighting because it can no longer flee?
Example 2: A minotaur barbarian tries to intimidate the last bandit in a beaten raid party. Minotaur rolls natural 20 for intimidate, the bandit rolls natural 1 for resisting the intimidation. The bandit tries to run away but finds himself trapped in a copse of trees or vines. Can he die from the fear?
Main question: Can Fear kill someone in D&D 5e? I know it can kill someone in real life due to cardiac arrest or other life threatening issues, but can it kill in-game?