When death is unavoidable, accept it calmly. Lead a normal life with faith and "ordinary mind" and recite the Buddha's name. In this way we can live our last days with peace of mind.
Human beings always hope for increase. Real addition means that, while one may be gaining more fame, status, power, and wealth, one should also grow in merit, wisdom, and compassion. Otherwise, it is like taking more and more money out of a bank account, with the account balance getting smaller and smaller.