During the period before his surprise recovery from pancreatic cancer Wilko Johnson was often asked about how he faced his impending death.
Do you believe in an afterlife?
Absolutely not. If I believed I was going to see Irene again, I would have killed myself years ago. When was the big bang, 13 billion years ago? I was dead all that time, until I popped out in 1947, and now I’m going back into that state of non-being. I’m happy to have had the little bit I’ve had.