I have never known any catechumens or anyone who knew of a catechumen who died before he was baptized. Anyone that is honest with themselves has to admit that it must be a very rare occurrence. So why do these false BODers, false because they bring up BOD of the catechumen, when they do not even believe desire to be a Catholic or belief in Christ is necessary for salvation, why do they keep harping on it?
The reason is very clear once they show their true face, their belief that people can be saved without baptism, without baptism of desire of the catechumen, without belief in Christ and the Holy Trinity, without the sacrament, without any desire whatsoever to be a Catholic. They just use BOD of the catechumen as a stepping stone to their real belief, they just use St. Alphonsus Ligouri, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Robert Bellarmine.