I watched an address by Deepak Chopra at the Commonwealth Club on KGO-TV last night. In case you didn't:
He was asked whether people could ever foresee their death in advance. Chopra--who was educated as a neuroendocrinologist (Western style)--said of his father, a cardiologist (Western style):
On the last day of his life, in his 80s, he saw patients as usual, and then watched the inauguration of G. W. Bush on television. Thereafter, he remarked to his wife that he thought he'd be leaving now, and died.