Would you care about a character the dies in the first chapter of the story? Perhaps I should explain a little more. The character dying at the end of the first chapter is important to the story because of her relationship to the protagonists. She is a sister to one, a girlfriend to another, and a daughter-like figure to the third. It may have the appearance of meaninglessness in the first chapter, but can I make you love her after her death? Explain who she was to each of these people and how they are effected when she is not there.