It is not surprising to me that Mrs. Van Daele has died, because according to this article
, "She passes time by watching television, drinking and chain-smoking, surrounded by ashtrays piled high with cigarette butts". Obviously her poor health habits, and perhaps bad attitude as well, contributed to her early death. The article also mentions that her age was 67, not 62 as reported by other sources.
In this forum posting
by Doug B. last Aug. 6, he correctly predicted, "My thought reading this article is that, actuarily speaking, the next newspaper article about the Van Daeles is likely to be an obituary. It's not likely to be a long wait, either".