Yes it is. You should ask in a polite way, so that they do not feel offended. Try this, "I'm so sorry for your loss. You must be hurting. Which friend is this?" I hope you will be fine, sorry for your loss.
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yes, Ask immediately, Oh No, Is it a friend I have met? I am so sorry for your loss. Please Know if there is anything I can do to make this easier for you I am here. If they are in person reach out and hug them.