Colorado climbing legend Bill Forrest died at the age of 73. He was snowshoeing Monarch pass with his wife when he suddenly collapsed. I have to say, that's the way to go.....doing what you want. The guy was a legend and made notable advances in climbing equipment, most notably the "friends". He also made some pioneering ascents in the Black.
Found some older Apinst journals form 2008. #24 has an article on him making the modern type harness. He sold his first twelve harnesses to Holubar. Maybe an article on this guy is in order. He has a lot of gear inventions that has contributed to modern climbing.