It glorifies, it exonerates, it gives one a halo.
A halo you wouldn't have had when you were alive.
As a popular movie of the 90's famously declared in a profound voice- Death (pregnant pause) is only the beginning!
Can one achieve in death what one couldn't in life?
Strangely enough many icons have faced death- either literal or professional whilst they were young. And that has added- how do you say- mystique- to their lives. Right from Bjorn Borg (retired at 26 after winning an astounding 6 French Opens and 5 Wimbledons) to Marilyn Monroe, from Benazir Bhutto to Rajiv Gandhi, from Madhubala to Elvis and now Michael Jackson- and of course the greatest death of all- that of Christ- in many ways, their demise has been their final redemption.
That they weren't forgotten, that their deeds lived beyond them is the real proof of resurrection.
So perhaps Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo were right...
Can you show me now that I would not be killed in vain?
Jesus Christ Superstar