Speaking of death, it can be spectacular. Golden even, if you shine like a star. ;)

Now for something fascinating and fun,
Check this out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7LcmWiclOs
for the story
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/557557544/astronomers-strike-gravitational-gold-in-colliding-neutron-stars