"The body of pensioner has been found in a tenement flat in Edinburgh where it may have lain for up to five years"
If this is the way modern life ends, then send me back to the stone age! I know few people who have not communicated with family and loved ones for years, prefering to just do their own thing. Others that somehow have had children who are un-inspired to stay in contact with their own parents. This is the way you could die if you don't fix it. All alone, and not missed. It is a very sad way to go.
See the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8132642.stm.
[First published on my NotTheNews blog on specified date]