Well, no day is really a good day to die...but...if you were to die today, look at the company you'd be in:
Ronald Reagan in 2004
Dee Dee Ramone in 2002
Mel Torme in 1999
Vito Scotti in 1996 (and if you'd seen almost any TV series in the 60s, you'd know him at once.
Conway Twitty in 1993