Made me cry, because the next episode was even sadder. But at least everyone wanted Kikyo to stay, and that Kikyo died being loved, instead of hated. She even had Koga crying for her, and I can't stand Koga!
I think it was better if she died. Although I"m sad that everyone forgot about her somewhat since there was still 18 more episodes leftzzz. Granted, it would be nice if Inuyasha could meet her in the afterlife.