A friend just linked me to an A.V. Club story on George R.R. Martin’s response to fan worries and speculation as to whether he might die before finishing A Song of Ice and Fire (perhaps better known as Game of Thrones). Just a warning: it’s crass, blunt, and hilarious (basically, “@#$% you”).
I’d be pretty annoyed, too, if I were just living my life and a bunch of people kept talking about my death. Although, if that meant I was even half as successful as the A Game of Thrones author, it’d be worth it.