- The song "Love You to Death" by Kamelot is about one of these.
- Kamei Eri had decided to quit Morning Musume due to a long term illness, though it's not a life threatening condition.
- The protagonist of cosMO's song Adventurous Girl and the Miniature Garden Game is very much this. She doesn't get better.
- Hospice is a Concept Album by The Antlers that tells of the relationship between a hospital worker and a cancer patient, with the last three songs surrounding the narrator trying to deal with the patient's death.