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20th Nov '16 2:24:19 PM Grudgeal
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Raoh calls [[spoiler:Shuu's]] death "a magnificent end" after having witnessed it.
1st Sep '16 4:25:46 PM Commander413
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* ''Anime/SundayWithoutGod'': hampnie hambart says he wants to die with people crying by his side. [[spoiler: he dies with Ai, his daugter, crying for him]]

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* ''Anime/SundayWithoutGod'': hampnie hambart Hampnie Hambart says he wants to die with people crying by his side. [[spoiler: he He dies with Ai, his daugter, crying for him]]
him in his funeral.]]
1st Sep '16 4:25:08 PM Commander413
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* ''Anime/SundayWithoutGod'': hampnie hambart says he wants to die with people crying by his side. [[spoiler: he dies with Ai, his daugter, crying for him]]
4th Jun '16 2:32:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* A RipHunter short story by JeffLemire imagines Hunter getting his time machine destroyed while trapped in the past. He is visited by several future versions of himself who explain that the only way for him to get out is if one of them gives him their time machine and agrees to stay behind. Finally, he meets an elderly version of himself who's ready to die.

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* A RipHunter ''ComicBook/RipHunter'' short story by JeffLemire Creator/JeffLemire imagines Hunter getting his time machine destroyed while trapped in the past. He is visited by several future versions of himself who explain that the only way for him to get out is if one of them gives him their time machine and agrees to stay behind. Finally, he meets an elderly version of himself who's ready to die.
4th Jun '16 2:31:13 PM Morgenthaler
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--><Cliff> man, the way I wanna die is as an old man getting a heart attack from the excitement of having two 18-year olds riding me
--><Zael> wtf man, might as well go with 14 year olds. you're gunna die anyway!

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--><Cliff> --> man, the way I wanna die is as an old man getting a heart attack from the excitement of having two 18-year olds riding me
--><Zael> --> wtf man, might as well go with 14 year olds. you're gunna die anyway!



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* PlayedForDrama in route 4C (Fraternité) of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney''. Jayjay is freaking out as he realizes he can't save [[spoiler: Severin Cocorico]], who tells him to calm down and, very dignified, says that there are worse ways to go [[spoiler: than being executed by revolutionaries]]. It seems more likely that he didn't want Jayjay to get killed protesting.

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* PlayedForDrama in route 4C (Fraternité) of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney''. Jayjay is freaking out as he realizes he can't save [[spoiler: Severin Cocorico]], who tells him to calm down and, very dignified, says that there are worse ways to go [[spoiler: than being executed by revolutionaries]]. It seems more likely that he didn't want Jayjay to get killed protesting.

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* Organ virtuoso and composer Louis Vierne went to give a performance at Notre Dame Cathedral, claimed to be his 1,750th organ recital and scheduled shortly after the clergy had announced that thereafter the organ would only be played during Mass, not for special recitals. He told his assistant, fellow organ virtuoso and composer Maurice Duruflé, "I think I'll die tonight." He gave a masterful performance, with some in his audience saying that it was the best he'd ever done. Going back to the console for his third(!) encore, an improvisation on a theme submitted by the audience, he collapsed, suffering a massive stroke and dying, surrounded by 3,000 adoring fans, in the middle of Notre Dame, at the height of his musical prowess. What a way to go.

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* Organ virtuoso and composer Louis Vierne went to give a performance at Notre Dame Cathedral, claimed to be his 1,750th organ recital and scheduled shortly after the clergy had announced that thereafter the organ would only be played during Mass, not for special recitals. He told his assistant, fellow organ virtuoso and composer Maurice Duruflé, "I think I'll die tonight." He gave a masterful performance, with some in his audience saying that it was the best he'd ever done. Going back to the console for his third(!) encore, an improvisation on a theme submitted by the audience, he collapsed, suffering a massive stroke and dying, surrounded by 3,000 adoring fans, in the middle of Notre Dame, at the height of his musical prowess. What a way to go.


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4th Jun '16 12:56:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* During the Smith Brothers boss fight in ''SunsetRiders'', whichever brother dies last raises his hands, mutters "That was a bang", and then falls from his platform... ''before blowing himself up''.

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* During the Smith Brothers boss fight in ''SunsetRiders'', ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'', whichever brother dies last raises his hands, mutters "That was a bang", and then falls from his platform... ''before blowing himself up''.
14th May '16 2:14:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'' series, one of the viewpoint characters dies of a heart attack [[OutWithABang while in the bed of his lady friend]]. The man's son-in-law wryly comments that at least he went out happy.

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'' ''Literature/Timeline191'' series, one of the viewpoint characters dies of a heart attack [[OutWithABang while in the bed of his lady friend]]. The man's son-in-law wryly comments that at least he went out happy.
5th Apr '16 1:53:22 PM Willbyr
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* Bernkastel [[spoiler:of all people]] acknowledges this about [[spoiler:Clair's]] end in ''[[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Requiem of the Golden Witch]]''. She then goes on to [[spoiler:subvert it]] in the tea party.

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* Bernkastel [[spoiler:of all people]] acknowledges this about [[spoiler:Clair's]] end in ''[[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Requiem of the Golden Witch]]''. She then goes on to [[spoiler:subvert it]] in the tea party.
2nd Apr '16 7:08:08 PM Joysweeper
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* PlayedForDrama in route 4C (Fraternité) of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney''. Jayjay is freaking out as he realizes he can't save [[spoiler: Severin Cocorico]], who tells him to calm down and, very dignified, says that there are worse ways to go [[spoiler: than being executed by revolutionaries]]. It seems more likely that he didn't want Jayjay to get killed protesting.
31st Jan '16 1:32:09 PM mlsmithca
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Dying in their lover's arms, especially after not having having seen the other for years, ''might'' also qualify, simply due to the [[UpToEleven over the top]] CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming aspect. But see below.

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Dying in their lover's arms, especially after not having having seen the other for years, ''might'' also qualify, simply due to the [[UpToEleven over the top]] CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} aspect. But see below.



* In the ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]'' mini-series, ''Death: The Time of Your Life'', Barry reflects upon the death of Larry:

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* In the ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]'' mini-series, ''Death: The Time of Your Life'', Barry reflects upon the death of Larry:Larry in a way that serves as a BrickJoke later in the series:



** It also plays as a BrickJoke later in the series.



-->'''Rip Hunter''': ''Did I ever wonder how I wanted to die? No. Ever since the second grade I knew how I wanted to go: Eaten by a dinosaur.''

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-->'''Rip Hunter''': ''Did Did I ever wonder how I wanted to die? No. Ever since the second grade I knew how I wanted to go: Eaten by a dinosaur.''
dinosaur.



-->'''Mr. Dawes Jr:''' Ah, there you are, Banks. I want to congratulate you. Capital bit of humor, wooden leg named Smith! ''[pauses, looks a bit confused]'' Or, Jones, whatever it was. Father died laughing!
-->'''George Banks:''' Oh, I'm so sorry, sir!
-->'''Mr. Dawes Jr:''' Oh no, nonsense, nothing to be sorry about! Never seen him happier in his life.

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-->'''Mr. Dawes Jr:''' Ah, there you are, Banks. I want to congratulate you. Capital bit of humor, wooden leg named Smith! ''[pauses, looks a bit confused]'' Or, Jones, whatever it was. Father died laughing!
-->'''George
laughing!\\
'''George
Banks:''' Oh, I'm so sorry, sir!
-->'''Mr.
sir!\\
'''Mr.
Dawes Jr:''' Oh no, nonsense, nothing to be sorry about! Never seen him happier in his life.



--> ''Hey, he got off before [[{{Pun}} he got offed]]!''
* In ''Film/CabinFever'' one of the teens is convinced the deadly disease that's been going around will infect her soon enough. She copes with this idea surprisingly calmly:
-->'''Marcy:''' It's like being on a plane when you know it's going to crash. Everybody is screaming "We're going down! We're going down!" And all you want to do is grab the person next to you and fu*k the sh*t out of them, because you know you just gonna die soon, anyway.
** She proceeds to do just that, throwing the random dude who happened to be beside her at the time down on the bed and going at it like a wild cowgirl. She wasn't even patient enough to use a condom, which turned out to be bad news for the guy, because she was already infected and didn't even know it.

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--> ''Hey, -->"Hey, he got off before [[{{Pun}} he got offed]]!''
offed]]!"
* In ''Film/CabinFever'' one of the teens is convinced the deadly disease that's been going around will infect her soon enough. She copes with this idea surprisingly calmly:
-->'''Marcy:''' It's
calmly, saying, "It's like being on a plane when you know it's going to crash. Everybody is screaming "We're going down! We're going down!" And all you want to do is grab the person next to you and fu*k the sh*t out of them, because you know you just gonna die soon, anyway.
**
anyway." She proceeds to do just that, throwing the random dude who happened to be beside her at the time down on the bed and going at it like a wild cowgirl. She wasn't even patient enough to use a condom, which turned out to be bad news for the guy, because she was already infected and didn't even know it.



* From ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the wizards are giving a "deathday" party (Discworld wizards naturally know the time of their deaths beforehand) to their oldest member, Windle Poons. The old chap is having a great time, but it's a bit after his expected time of death when he mentions that he could do with "one of Mister Dibbler's famous meat pies..." and dies mid-sentence.
-->"That's how I want to go."
-->"What, muttering about meat pies?"
-->"No. Late."

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* From ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the wizards are giving a "deathday" party (Discworld wizards naturally know the time of their deaths beforehand) to their oldest member, Windle Poons. The old chap is having a great time, but it's a bit after his expected time of death when he mentions that he could do with "one of Mister Dibbler's famous meat pies..." and dies mid-sentence.
-->"That's
mid-sentence.[[note]] A parody of the alleged last words of UK Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, "I think I could eat one of Mr. Bellamy's veal pies."[[/note]]
--->"That's
how I want to go."
-->"What,
"\\
"What,
muttering about meat pies?"
-->"No.
pies?"\\
"No.
Late."



* Servilia's theatrical and ritual suicide in front of her rival's house in ''Series/{{Rome}}''. It even gets commended by another long-time enemy.
-->'''Antony''': Now '''''that''''' is an exit!
** When Marc Antony decides to commit suicide himself, he notes that Cleopatra's throne room isn't a bad place to make your exit. "Men who knew [[AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]] once stood here."

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
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Servilia's theatrical and ritual suicide in front of her rival's house in ''Series/{{Rome}}''.house. It even gets commended by another long-time enemy.
-->'''Antony''': --->'''Antony''': Now '''''that''''' is an exit!
** When Marc Antony decides to commit suicide himself, he notes that Cleopatra's throne room isn't a bad place to make your exit. "Men who knew [[AlexanderTheGreat [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]] once stood here."



* This ''{{Cracked}}'' [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-super-friends-villains-that-didnt-give-4023252A/ article]] has two astronauts on the moon, which has just split in half to reveal a giant monster dwelling in it's hollow interior. They respond appropriately:

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* This ''{{Cracked}}'' [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-super-friends-villains-that-didnt-give-4023252A/ article]] has two astronauts on the moon, which has just split in half to reveal a giant monster dwelling in it's its hollow interior. They respond appropriately:



-->Emile: [[spoiler:Big man said he would never leave Reach.]]

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-->Emile: -->'''Emile:''' [[spoiler:Big man said he would never leave Reach.]]



* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'': One of the characters fakes his own death as...having died in a fire while ''in the middle of an orgy with various women''. Once someone else finds out he comments that they were supposed to be proud rather than sad - he almost wishes that he ''did'' go like that.

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* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'': ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'':
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One of the characters fakes his own death as...having died in a fire while ''in the middle of an orgy with various women''. Once someone else finds out he comments that they were supposed to be proud rather than sad - he almost wishes that he ''did'' go like that.



* British comedian Tommy Cooper. You know it's true. His death (heart attack while performing on live television '''in front of [[HMTheQueen the Queen]]''') is constantly referred to as an artist's dream come true, or at least a generally good way to go.

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* Numerous stage actors and comedians have died mid-performance.
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British comedian Tommy Cooper. You know it's true. His Cooper's death (heart from a heart attack while performing on live television '''in front of [[HMTheQueen the Queen]]''') Queen]]''' is constantly referred to as an artist's dream come true, or at least a generally good way to go.



** Further to that, comedian Dick Shawn had a heart attack and died in the middle of his routine in front of his favorite audience (college students).
** It is said Moliere died during the applause after one of his performances.

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** Further to that, American comedian Dick Shawn had a heart attack and died in the middle of his routine in front of his favorite audience (college students).
** It is said that 17th century French playwright and actor Moliere died during the applause after one of his performances.performances in the title role of ''Le malade imaginaire'' (''The Imaginary Invalid'', or ''The Hypochondriac'').



* There is a legend that Genghis Khan died because of the exhaustion of having fought a battle in the morning, going and fighting two duels and lastly bedding a captured princess when he gave out on climax.
** In the reality he died by falling off his horse while riding blind drunk. He was 71. That ''could'' also qualify.

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* There is a legend that Genghis Khan died because of the exhaustion of having fought a battle in the morning, going and fighting two duels and lastly bedding a captured princess when he gave out on climax.
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climax. In the reality reality, he died by falling off his horse while riding blind drunk. He was 71. That ''could'' also qualify.
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