When Douglas Adams died he was working. He was writing!
Yes that does deserve an exclamation mark as any Adams fan will tell you of Douglas's oft repeated phrase:
"I love the sound of deadlines.
The sound they make as they whoosh past my head."
Yes he wasn't good at meeting deadlines, but when he wasn't restricted by them his creative juices coud flow. It seemed from this his last interview that he was sadly, prematurely cut off midflow.