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The Best Way to Die – Jane Little

Clinicians and ethicists who study end-of-life issues can describe many deaths that are close to the opposite of what most of us would want.  But here is a case that is close to the paradigm.


Jane Little, who spent her career with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, died after collapsing onstage during a performance by the orchestra in May.  Ms. Little performed bass with the orchestra for 71 years, since 1945.  She collapsed while playing “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

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