He is survived by his wife (and children barely rate a mention. But they in turn are survived & loved by other people who do not die (but turn up, oddly, just for a little while, at the end. Just as long as you survive you can be sure that His wife and children (survive him but he, unfortunately, does not. In fact, he dies. He does not survive his own life. Rather, it survives him, in another form. A body? Of sorts. Someone else’s body. Plurals. His bodies survived by those of his wife … And children (have heard that one before. That’s right, just before they survived him.