However, I am really happy to see someone else noticing that there are medical conditions which kill quickly and cleanly, and these are just fine ways to die. I once had a doctor try to scare me with heart disease as a "silent killer." I said, "Okay, silent implies little or no warning. If that happened, I might drop dead suddenly, or get sick and die very quickly." "Yes." "What's not to like?" *doctor dropped brain* "I mean, that's an easy death. As opposed to things like cancer, which you can't fix and are horrible to die from slowly. You're making people avoid a good death to run them into a very bad one. That is the opposite of help." I think I dented him a bit. You have to consider the quality of life and the quality of death -- not just pleasing some authority or making money for people who hurt you.
It's no accident that the Gift of Númenor was the ability to choose one's time of death. Talk about an awesome superpower.