Today in the Australian media we read that two Australian brothers died when an ice shelf at New Zealand's Fox Glacier collapsed upon them (one was an Aerospace Engineer - if that matters). They had crossed a safety barrier to take photos.
A year ago two people died and another survived being washed down a stormwater drain. They were graffiti "artists" trespassing at the time and were probably under the influence of alcohol.
Then there are countless reports of young drivers dying in car accidents. But "they went to a good private school" say the media.
In both cases we have media painting the events as a terrible tragedy, quoting friends and Facebook users extolling the virtues of the victims, painting them in a positive light.
I sympathise with friends and family, and it is best to remember those who have passed away by their positive attributes. However, I think that society would be better server by highlighting the stupidity of their actions in the media. Be brutal. They were dumb, they died. You be dumb, you can die too. You drink too much, you drive too fast, you ignore the warnings and if you die or suffer injury, it's your fault. You kill someone else, you are a murderer. You are not a hero, you're an idiot
Don't celebrate stupidity.