Hi, I'm Brandon and I live in Spain, my mother language is Spanish, I see that you're studying Spanish and I think that it's great. Well, I can help you with your question: You've written "He died" which in Spanish means "él murió"; you have written the same phrase with the word "last year", then the phrase changes the sense, now it means "él murió el año pasado" (he died the last year). You have to take into account some things such as: Your phrase is in "simpe past". You have to write with the "tílde", that is the line on the letter; the difference between "él" and "el" is that "él" means "he" (pronoun) and "el" means "the" (which determinate the noun). Well, I hope it had been useful for you. Greetings and excuseme because like you I'm learning English.