The great Miriam Makeba, 76, collapsed and died of a heart attack last night — technically early this morning — during an on-stage performance near the southern Italian city of Naples. She collapsed “after singing one of her most famous hits Pata Pata,” her family said in a statement.

When the moment comes I want to be at work also. I want them to find me slumped over my computer. That or collapsed on some busy sidewalk in New York, Paris, London, Prague or Marrakech. Or on a hillside overlooking the sea.