Cessation is a leading signifier of death — discontinuance, expiration, quietus.
Not, it seems, if you are a member of the House of Lords (which, the record shows, you are not, you are a commoner, so there).
Speaking after being defeated in his bid to be elected as a police commissioner, John Prescott said:
“I’m not going to be sitting around in my slippers. I will be campaigning in my coffin. This is the beauty of being in the Lords, I’m still involved politics.”
Sounds like zombie politics to us.