But rather, how you live.
Today, a lot of folks in the Northwest got more than a little bummed out with the news that Kathi Goertzen passed away.
Kathi has been a familiar face on Komo 4 news out of Seattle since the early 1980's, anchoring the evening news, which tends to let you into peoples lives. She then repaid that favor, by letting people into her life during her fairly public battle with meningioma, a form of brain tumor.
The brain tumor was near facial nerves, and could never be totally removed, resulting in a series of 9 surgeries between 1998 and 2011. She returned to TV after each surgery, pushing through all kinds of side effects such as facial paralysis, tics and fading vision, and maintained a great attitude through it all.
She was a great example in how to live, and will be missed.