Like the Aesop's shepherd boy who cried wolf, eventually there was a real wolf.
I wrote HERE last October, incredulous at the fact that the Lockerbie Bomber, Abdel al Megrahi, was once again proclaiming that he had only "days, weeks, or months" to live, this time following the Libyan revolution that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi. Two years beforehand, al Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, had been released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds, with his death from cancer allegedly just as imminent back then, too.
Well, he was telling the truth this time, on hindsight. He lived only eight more months after that most recent proclamation. He died on May 21st. He was only 60 years old, meaning that he was only 36 when he conspired to blow up Pan Am 103 back in 1988. You can read his CNN obituary HERE.