I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
There was exactly this situation some years ago, when a long-time poster disappeared and then reappeared...only to say "This not X, this is his wife. I'm just letting you know he passed away and I'm closing this account." Real bummerSame goes here. I can't imagine my wife coming on here to let you all know about it if I were to suddenly pop off. If I ever disappear, that will be the only reason. Otherwise if I were to quit, I'd let you know.
Sorry to bring down the mood! But it's food for thought.
And when there was a hurricane in NY, one long-time judge disappeared. He re-appeared later, everything was fine, just work with some housing damage...but still, it was...unpleasant...to wait for that news.