I was looking at the contingency spell, and besides being a very versatile spell, I noticed a couple things about it that really stand out:
It does not have a method to cancel it other than removing the material (a 1500GP ivory statue) from my person. (Besides counterspell or casting contingency a second time)
It has a 10-day duration.
It does not require a reaction (or ANY kind of action) for the spell charged into it.
Automatically makes ME the target of the charged spell, regardless of who it can normally target.
With this information, could I be DEAD for several days and have my power activate after a trigger, such as "9.5 days from casting this spell, trigger if I am dead"? Or does killing the caster prevent the contingent spell from triggering?