Death is almost always bad, but being forgotten could be good. I sure wish my creditors would forget about me.
I really won't care when I'm dead who remembers.
Everybody dies. It's just a fact of life. If we didn't die, then we wouldn't have any reason to value life. The goal is to do something with that life, so that you're more than just another number in this world.
After being forgotten your heart is broken, while after death you don't exactly remember the death part
'The superior man dislikes the thought of his name not being mentioned after his death.' (Analects 15.20)