Before I Arrived ...

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Apr 17, 2012 03:33 tense-aspect
I came across this sentence in a book.

(A) "My father had died before I arrived there."

Do you think the sentences below are correct for rephrasing (A)?

(B) "My father died before I arrived there."
(C) "My father had been dead before I arrived there."
(D) "My father was dead before I arrived there."

I'd appreciate your support!
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