The random events make this game so dang interesting.
Last night, Chester had a heart-attack while building a wind turbine pretty far from town. El Jefe, the town's oddly named primary medic, managed to get him to the hospital. Unfortunately, Chester was too far gone and died before treatment could be administered. Lilly, a warg that had been bonded to Chester since the landing, went crazy and started rampaging through the town. At the same time, Lady, Chester's wife, who also happens to be a former ninja and primary "muscle" of the town, fell in to a deep depression and wandered off to grieve.
Lilly jumped El Jefe, who did his best to defend himself with the shoddy wooden club that he had picked up from a raider a few days earlier. Shando the Orphan came running with his pistol to help out El Jefe...promptly shooting him in the head on accident. A few shots later, Lilly was down and Shando pulled El Jefe to the hospital for treatment.
After things settled down, the damage was extensive. Chester and Lilly the Warg were dead. El Jefe's gunshot wound turned out to be untreatable; he wasn't going to die, but he also would never wake up again. Lady eventually snapped out of her depression. The town had been reduced to 1 former ninja and 1 street urchin. Lady refused to plant, harvest, or cook anything. Shando was an artist at heart, unable to do anything more complex than turning rocks in to bricks.
The town was dead... all from a single heart attack.