There's a Grim Reaper character in Allen's Love and Death I think, I only saw it when it first came out.
No close friends, so fortunately no godparent obligations. Forums are my social outlet. When I feel the need to talk to a live person, I walk to the store and say "thank you" after a purchase. I'm used to being alone, and the feeling of loneliness (too lazy to check spelling) has never been an issue. But I have to have a pet or I get stressed.