Lol, how weird! I don’t think so?? The character isn’t a pirate and wasn’t carrying cargo, so I don’t think she got into any space fights or anything.
I think I did reload the save after I ejected someone from my ship without realizing it'd kill the NPC, though. Not sure if that could make something like that happen, but that's the only death I can remember involving that character. I still have the save file if it'd help for me to upload it or something.