Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens) was born in a year that was visited by Halley’s Comet. He predicted that he would “go out with it” as well. True to his words, he died the day after its return at age 74.
Let’s not forget the famous “The report of my death was an exaggeration”, after newspapers claimed he was ill and had died. This false report was probably due to the fact that his cousin was seriously ill at the time.