Death by hanging can be one of the fastest and most painless methods of execution. Read about death by hanging and find out how death by hanging works. yagbu.net is a moral free file host where anything legal is hosted forever. Motherless has a very large and active community where you can meet like minded individuals. Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck. The Oxford English Dictionary states that hanging in this sense is "specifically to put to death by suspension by the neck", though it formerly also referred to crucifixion and death by impalement in which the body would remain "hanging".