^ The actress playing Opaka was awesome!
If they wanted to kill her, it would have made more sense for her to be killed by a member of the Circle--something that had some meaning to the Bajoran arc.
When I think of Opaka on that planet, just waiting for that Federation medical team to arrive and solve her problem, I get a bit sad. Really, she's just a quick runabout ride away if anyone needs her. She's not dead--she's just in a retirement home. I guess Bajorans aren't susceptible to guilt trips.