come to an untimely end

come to an untimely end

1. To die, usually at a young age. That poor little girl came to untimely end because her illness worsened so quickly.
2. To end abruptly. Once he was linked to that scandal, his career in politics came to an untimely end.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come to an untimely end

Fig. to come to an early death. Poor Mr. Jones came to an untimely end in a car accident. Cancer caused Mrs. Smith to come to an untimely end.
See also: come, end, to, untimely
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It is my idea that the Easterly Wind helps the ships away from home in the wicked hope that they shall all come to an untimely end and be heard of no more.