I recall watching a standup comedian who suggested that we should all strive to die in an ironic way. For example, if you're on a cruise ship that's sinking, drown in the pool. This way, everyone else will be able to appreciate the humour that lies even within a subject such as death.
I, for the longest time, would have been most happy to die as an old man after effectively raising a good family, and with children who are then effectively raising good families of their own. But now I only wish to face death without fearing it. It's very easy for me to say "I do not fear death," but I can only hope that, when the time comes, I can maintain my beliefs, my philosophies, my views of life, and die with courage.