I made the following suggestion before, but think it bears repeating now:Since GA (unlike others such as Blondie) runs on real time, I am sure you are concerned with how long you can keep some – Uncle Walt, to be specific – in the strip. About a year back I made a simple – keeping in mind this is a comic, not reality – suggestion. You have already introduced the Old Cartoon Characters Retirement Home. (It is/was great to see, again, some memorable faces!) Without specifically recognizing Walt’s death, just let him move into the Retirement Home. From there you can develop (to the extent permitted by various copy rights) story lines with other residents. Set up the front porch as some sort of ‘in-between place.’ Walt can come out on the porch and visit other regular GA characters. In turn, he cannot come any further nor can they enter the Home. Jim, these are just a few thoughts from one long time fan. I am confident you can work this so GA will continue indefinitely.