Regarding the recent deaths of Heath Ledger and Gordon B Hinckley I have heard the terms "tragic" used. Maybe I'm just nuts, but I just don't think that the term "tragic" is appropriate when referring to either of these deaths.
First, it appears that Heath Ledger was abusing drugs and alcohol, so what makes his death "tragic"? The fact that he left a child behind is very saddening, but it's more tragic that the child's father cared so little.
Second, President Hinckley lived a long and happy life. He was able to say goodbye to all of his family, and he has now moved onto a MUCH better place, so what's "tragic" about his death?
Maybe I am just crazy, but I hope that when I die that people are happy and celebrate my life. I'd rather people spend money on throwing a big party and remember the good times they had with me, than throwing away money on flowers, fancy decorations, and a stupid box that is just gonna be buried in the ground. But maybe I'm just weird