Dying stars are not reaching outward. They have hit the limits of their expansion, and now all they have is their gravity, which makes them fall inward. The gravity gradually increases until they become black holes that eat all matter and light around them.
Where did you get this from? I can't take something seriously if it starts off with a fallacy. Stars expand as they grow old. As their core runs out of hydrogen and then helium, the core contacts and the outer layers expand, cool, and become less bright. This is a red giant or a red super giant (depending on the initial mass of the star). It will eventually collapse and explode.
I'm sure the OP knew this. Which means this post should be taken to mean the exact opposite of what it says
i.e.- don't give a damn about b4b if you don't have to.