Not wanting to spoil the fun with whining about "but Tom had six more soul fragments so not even a nuke falling straight on his head couldn't possibly have killed him" lemme just say that I've had the laugh of the month.
This particular Kipling story I missed somehow; I WILL have to read it now, no excuse.
What a way to go, Tommy boy! I can imagine only one single better way of dying for you: strangled to death during sex by Millicent Bullstrode! Plot bunny, anyone???