In April 2015, the actress and singer Rita Wilson announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Here, she tells her husband Tom Hanks and other family and friends that if she does die they should celebrate her life rather than mourn it. So when I'm gone throw me a party
You should dance as if I was there
Don't be sad or be broken-hearted
Just send your voices up in the air
Wilson wrote the song with Sugarland's Kristian Bush
and with Liz Rose, who co-penned many of Taylor Swift's earlier tunes. Wilson explained: "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many different thoughts. You're scared, anxious, you think about your own mortality. So I had a serious discussion with my husband that if anything happens, what I'd like is a party, a celebration."