But some of the evil old bastards make it well into the tenth decade. Stoke up the fires of Hell, boys!
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has received last rites but is still clinging to life, after suffering an acute heart attack.
Pinochet, 91, is being treated at the Santiago Military Hospital.
"We are now in the hands of God and of the doctors. My father is in very bad condition," Pinochet's younger son, Marco Antonio Pinochet.
Doctors have described his condition as life threatening, a hospital spokesman told The Associated Press.
Doctors performed an angioplasty to restore the blood flow to Pinochet's heart, but said any further surgery would be too risky.
According to a statement, Pinochet was rushed to hospital early Sunday with a build up of fluid in his lungs after suffering an "acute" heart attack.
Marco Antonio said doctors "virtually rescued him from death" by using a catheter to clear his arteries.