Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.
My life was very tenuous last year. My daughter's death, in March in 2007, was unexpected. It was a shock. I didn't know if I'd survive it.
My mother was killed in a plane crash, so I hate travelling in planes. Death is so unexpected. I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere.
Death is as unexpected in his caprice as a courtesan in her disdain; but death is truer " Death has never forsaken any man
Death is as casual and often as unexpected as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.