Example B: Guns N’ Roses, “November Rain” Beautiful woman marries rock star while wearing really short dress. Commits suicide. Or maybe he killed her. Or maybe she was struck by lightning at the end of their wedding reception. No one is really sure. Either way, there she is.
Example C: The Toadies, “Possum Kingdom” A man (serial killer?) drags a body bag out of a swamp/river/lake. Inside the bag is a huge block of ice. He hacks away at the ice to reveal a woman’s face. It’s actually rather anticlimactic.
Exhibit D: Live, “Lightning Crashes” While we’ve had some internal debate over whether the mother in this video is the one who dies or not (“Lightning crashes, an old mother dies/Her intentions fall to the floor”), the placenta bowl below has been burned into our retinas since 1994, and every person we talked to while compiling this list mentioned it.
According to Wikipedia, “The band dedicated the song to Barbara Lewis, a 19 year-old friend of the band who was killed in 1993 by a drunk driver who was fleeing from the police after a robbery in York, Pennsylvania. Barbara had many of her organs donated including a liver to a 10 month old baby, and the song lyrics reflect how her death enabled others to continue living.” So there you go.