It occurs to me that this might be a more expressive way of explaining the situation to those with sensory disabilities.
A sad loss to the world of zoology and entertainment. Turn on your TV right now and you'll see some joyous arse who entirely merits meeting his or her end at the barb of a stingray, but they will live to be 90.
Only the good die young. Good snake-handlers and crocodile-wranglers particularly.