Frank McCourt, the retired New York City schoolteacher who had written the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes," died of cancer at the age of 78. His brother Malachy told the Associated Press that McCourt, who was recently treated for melanoma and then became gravely ill with meningitis, died at a hospice in New York City.

What happened to McCourt is just one of the proofs that very few good men live long. By doing good while they are alive, they have fulfilled their missions in the world. God certainly has His own way of saving His beloved children. Because we are humans, we have to deal with death to inherit the Kingdom of God and McCourt is very much indeed blessed for he is now in peace.