I think Diana's death was a great shock, due to the circumstances in which she died. She was a very popular 'royal' and was very much 'in our face' due to the media, so I guess the public at large felt that they did know her when in fact they'd only read about her in newspapers and magazines. Jade chose to publicise her death, which I felt was bad, but she says she had reasons for doing this, and it was her choice.
I am on my way to a funeral, so death is uppermost in my mind - no-one gets out alive. We are all going to die sooner or later So, you eat a hamburger and wash it down with a glass of wine or bottle of beer - how much time is docked from your allowance? A week, a month, a year? Does it actually matter? For the ordinary person (which is most of us) I suspect not much.
I think the moto here is to live each day like it was your last and never regret anything!