Who takes over if the US president dies?

If the president dies, the Vice-president takes over. Here's the order of succession: * The Vice President * Speaker of the House * President pro tempore of the Senate * Secretary of State * Secretary of the Treasury * Secretary of Defense * Attorney General * Secretary of the Interior * Secretary of Agriculture * Secretary of Commerce * Secretary of Labor * Secretary of Health and Human * Secretary of Housing and Urban Development * Secretary of Transportation * Secretary of Energy * Secretary of Education * Secretary of Veterans Affairs * Secretary of Homeland Security