Who is dead?
Robin Gibb, aged 62, a high-pitched singer who, with his two brothers, defined the 1970's popular music scene.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, aged 60, a man who was probably innocent, and certainly did not get a fair trial. Nor did he get decent medical treatment.
The irony is that when the Scottish prison doctors declared three years ago that al-Megrahi only had three months to live they were implicitly assuming that he would be under NHS care. In Libya he received drugs not available on the NHS and exceeded his life-expectancy twelve-fold.