http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24939133 I remember a few years ago reading about an American actor who had died of lung cancer despite being just 35, never having smoked a cigarette, and after living a generally very healthy life, including (YMMV) being a vegetarian. His death seemed to have attracted a lot of attention because of these factors, which presumably made it in most people's eyes less easy to explain away and more of a tragedy than if he'd been 95. Sadly, FSUers have recently been reminded that a healthy lifestyle doesn't necessarily keep you healthy, but it remains quite rare to die so young of a cancer which is primarily caused by smoking. I don't think I would ever have remembered his name again (which I'd never heard before and which was doubtless better known to most Americans) unless I'd seen this article. Nonsense? Just a practical joke by his brother and 'daughter'? Could he have faked an illness of this kind - perhaps if he'd paid a few people enough to keep quiet? I've no idea. Interesting, though.