Actually, Beam Family member Fred Noe III is still alive in my story. I may just give him a cameo; only fair since I gave McDonalds a cameo.
From my Story Tracker document:
"2040 AD – The Fountain of Youth Virus
Dr. Michael Ho of Oxford releases the Fountain of Youth Virus. His intentions were to make all humanity infertile, increase their life span tenfold and then just let them die off. His motive was the Gravenstein Tower, an archology that was being built over Central Park in New York; he decided that man was an enemy to itself and to the Earth. He took the virus, infected himself and exposed it on a flight from New York to London on a Monday morning in April of 2040 and was dead by nightfall the next day.
The virus spread more than fifty times as fast as he had anticipated and had infected 25 percent of the developed world's population by that Friday and infected more than three quarters of Humanity by a week after that. Two Billion people died in the outbreak; three times the number dead in WWIII. Three quarters of those who survived the plague stopped aging completely and could not starve to death and no longer died when ill form any but the most insidious ailments. However, they could dehydrate to death and be slain by weapons and natural events like cold, crushing and fatal wounds(although, if one freezes solid quickly enough, thawing out the body will usually bring a person back to life. It often takes several painful decades to recover from a deep freeze).
90% of the surviving 25% garnered lifespans measured in millennia, rather than decades. They have gone on to become a new species with some very special powers. The 2.5% of humanity that was unaffected were unaffected because they were the extremely wealthy and the politicians of the world who hid in bunkers when the plague hit and were therefore 'spared'. Few of them were remembered, let alone missed."
The story takes place near the end of the Universe, about sixty billion years from now.