A little morbid topic for a family-themed forum - but should be okay, I guess.
I, for one, am not afraid to die if it’s in the company of loved ones and friends. It only scares me if I pass away alone and no one notices for a long time. It would also be terrible to die a “meaningless death” (such as by vehicular accident, unprovoked murder, etc), but if The Man/Woman/Animal Up There decides to take me before my time, so be it. A “meaningful death” (such as to save someone’s life or the world) would be preferable, but ideally, I would like to die of natural causes and not of my own doing (either through poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, etc).
A perfect death for me would be after having lived a fulfilling life, and at a ripe old age of, say, 100 (yeah, a long shot, but one can wish). It will take place on a deckchair on top of Table Mountain, South Africa in the summer (which is the most beautiful place on Earth I have been to so far).
I would have a wife, 2 1/2 kids, 5 grandkids, 10 3/4 great-grandkids, and a dog (or a parrot) by my side. My folks would be long gone, but my siblings should still be alive. I will kick their butts if I don’t see them at my deathbed. My friends from primary school, uni, work, and maybe some of you guys would be there too. My enemies are invited, I would’ve made my peace with them by then.
Yeah, I can see it now, there will be wine, fine dining and a big-*ss jumbotron playing Pixar movies and maybe Avatar 1-5 (James Cameron Extended Editions) on repeat. My last meal will be tom yum soup for the appetiser, ramen for the main course, and a triple chocolate-vanilla sundae with that tiny umbrella on top. I’ll wash 'em down with Baileys. I would open a tab for Sarsi and root beer floats.
I will give everyone a hug (and a kiss for my immediate family members or on request). Lionel Richie music will be playing. I will answer any questions that people still have for me. I won’t have any for anyone.
And then, when I’m ready, I will close my eyes and die.
My ashes will be scattered over the Pacific by fireworks.