Tennessee Code Title 20. Civil Procedure § 20-5-102

No civil action commenced, whether founded on wrongs or contracts, except actions for wrongs affecting the character of the plaintiff, shall abate by the death of either party, but may be revived;  nor shall any right of action arising hereafter based on the wrongful act or omission of another, except actions for wrongs affecting the character, be abated by the death of the party wronged;  but the right of action shall pass in like manner as the right of action described in § 20-5-106 .

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