Thanks for trying but sadly it doesn't work. I also tried adding "other" just before the remove and explode lines but still nope.
It's a shame, I love the explosion effect and delay before respawning but if I can only get it working on sprites and not deadly blocks I guess I will have to remove it as it will be odd when playing if you die in different ways.
Edit: Ignore the above! I had some conflicting code in my player event list!
Just changed it and it works. Thank you very much!