only the good die young


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only the good die young

A phrase typically used as a source of comfort after someone has died at a young age. I know that only the good die young, but I'm still heartbroken to have lost my best friend—she was just 20 years old and had her whole life ahead of her! He was just the kindest person, and only the good die young.
See also: die, good, young
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And then he makes a joke, 'But they say only the good die young, which is why I'm still here'.
THEY say only the good die young - and it's something that seems to apply to our greatest music stars.
From Chicago, Wendy Clarke, Rebecca Bowley, Sarah Clark, Natalie Haslam, Charlotte Middleton and Kathy Coombes were a delight in Cell Block Tango, Melanie Sutton was arresting in When You're Good to Mama and Sophie Randal outstanding with Only the Good Die Young (We Will Rock You).
Life is just not fair sometimes but only the good die young and I always believe there is a reason for every thing that happens to us.
Was loved by everyone hope ure in a better place now, just shows only the good die young.
Must be true what they say, only the good die young.
Only The Good Die Young, the epic Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and the plaintive Piano Man, the chorus of which was sung solely by the NEC audience, closed a memorable gig.
In fact, there's no discernible weak link when it comes to the main vocal performances, with both soloists and ensemble thundering through tracks from Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen to We Will Rock You and a sing-a-long We Are The Champions - via the brief respite of Meat's (Jenny Douglas) poignant Only the Good Die Young.
Jason would sing Only The Good Die Young by Billy Joel
Junior Environment Minister Bobby Molloy made the appeal at the launch of the National Safety Council's Only the Good Die Young campaign.
Junior Minister Bobby Molloy was also present to lend his support to the National Safety Council's Only The Good Die Young campaign.