Some people claim that we are born to die. Others claim we are born to live, and death is inevitable. In short, people die. Amongst those who have died, Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
It is very possible, like an old married couple, that Donald Fagen may follow suit soon after. Things like that happen. That is why there is fiction. Following that train of thought, perhaps, that is why there are mash ups.
“Dirt Off Your Shoulders, Do It Again” Jay-Z Vs. Steely Dan