Too young, too soon to die

The death of 60-year-old actress and author Carrie Fisher from a heart attack suffered on a plane while traveling from London to Los Angeles became the latest reminder of the mortality that all of us face.

Most of the funerals I have attended in the past dozen years have been for those younger.

God, we are told, has a plan for all of us. If so, why does an alcoholic newspaperman who spent too much time working in the sordid world of politics survive why others who appear far more deserving of life do not?