Was the guy's name Gerald? One of the BBC Asian network hosts tweeted about watching it, when she said "Wow" and I thought it was more about function/physiology, etc, but didn't realize it was about death (hadn't looked at this thread before today). I replied to the host by saying, how even today, having studied science for years and now with med school, that the body and how it works, blows my mind away . . don't know if that was an appropriate comment, but either way, when I study, I only marvel even more at Allah's Creation - the human.
The only person I've seen die in front of me was my Abba.....even though I knew it was coming, it was still a something...out of the normal experience, for the lack of a better phrase at the moment. Ma'sha'allah, when my father passed away, it was peaceful (he was in a coma for the 3 days prior).
I will say this, though I guess I'm biased, but I think my abba handled his last months with utmost Faith and I have always told people I know, that if I can even show a fraction of the strength/Imaan he showed during this period (he knew he wasn't going to make it) I will be satisfied with myself, though of course, I can only hope that Allah (swt) sees it that way.
Of course, I hope that my final words will be the testimony
I have read in many places that we should repeat this phrase often in our daily lives, so that it will come easy when death is approaching us, whether suddenly or in a more gradual manner (chronic illness, etc).