Yes, Anakin threw Palpatine down the shaft but Palpatine was still alive. What exactly killed him, and what was that blast wave that surged upward towards Anakin?
Did Palpatine break his neck at terminal velocity (the most common real life cause of death for falling from great heights)? Did he get impaled on some random sharp object on the way down, whether from the internal structure, some construction scaffolding etc.? Did he get caught in the blast wave of the exploding core? Or did he get in the way of another shot from the superlaser? Or did the Force send the vengeful spirits of ten thousand Jedi to tear him apart?
Exactly what dealt the killing blow?