As to the epilogue, I could hardly be expected to stultify myself by implying that Joan's history in the world ended unhappily with her execution, instead of beginning there. It was necessary by hook or crook to shew the canonized Joan as well as the incinerated one; for many a woman has got herself burnt by carelessly whisking a muslin skirt into the drawing-room fireplace, but getting canonized is a different matter, and a more important one. So I am afraid the epilogue must stand.Sometimes what comes after a life is just as important as the life.
— George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Saint Joan (1924)
And, for what it's worth, I think Harvey Milk might agree.
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
— Harvey Milk, in a recording "to be played only in the event of my death by assassination," made November 18, 1977, one year and nine days before his assassination.