Ahh yes, the credo of hard rock and quick fame: live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse.
Apparently James Dean was the first to say it, with the original quote being 'leave a beautiful corpse', later changed by John Belushi to be 'good-looking', which probably says something subtle and sad about both men.
This week's Root Shoot Marry #14 is brought to you by the deaths of James Dean, John Lennon, River Phoenix, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Diana Spencer - or was it Windsor?
But don't be put off by the fact that fate has already chosen the 'shoot' option for all six of our candidates this week. The fantastical bliss of Root Shoot Marry is that you start with a clean slate: they are yours for the wooing - or to kill all over again.
Rules are here or on the navigation bar below my header. Virgins welcome.
I wonder, by going with died-young-and-pretty, have I finally found a batch of RSM candidates whom no one really wants to see dead?
And the pretty girls...
For the record, in last week's Root Shoot Marry #13 Ugly But Interesting, a vote count reveals Neil Young scoring highest on the shag-o-meter, Ozzy Osbourne dying in agony at least 12 times and Meatloaf - repulsively romantic as he is - heading to altar more than any other victim for the week.
For the ladies, Whitney is most shootable (duh), Michelle Shocked most marriageable, and the prospect of a threesome (foursome?) with the Dixie Chicks was most likely to get players hot and sweaty.
Your died-young-and-pretty choices await: rock on.