Heaven - After days of swirling rumors about possible major problems leading up to the scheduled start of the Apocalypse, sources today confirmed the worst when it was disclosed that one of the Four Horseman has unexpectedly died. While the full details are still a closely guarded secret, it is believed that Death himself has somehow fallen victim to his own powers.
The source, who could not be identified because they are not authorized to speak on the subject, said the steed upon which Death was seated unexpectedly reared up, possibly the result of the swirling fog and howling winds in the area, throwing Death off his horse.
Sources at the scene confirm that Death was extremely unfortunate in that his head impacted upon one of the few boulders located in the bogs of Wales, where the operation was scheduled to commence. The operation itself was cancelled after attempts to revive Death failed as none of the remaining Horsemen were willing to administer mouth to mouth resuscitation.