...a child prodigy that accomplished something tremendous at a young age and then subsequently got hit by a bus (or some other tragic end).
I would say you're definitely talking about a different kind of success... at least different than what I'm talking about. Perhaps not different than what the OP was talking about, but then I suggested his question to be vague in the first place.
... Now shouldn't you be out buying chips and beer or something... making sure your TV is in the perfect light... gagging the children and locking them in the bathroom? This is no time for you to be browsing a programming forum.