The title sounds strange, but that is what the life of a cell will eventually experience. Cells from multicellular organisms are specialized in performing suicide, it is actually a very important mechanisms of survival of the organisms as a whole. The reason is, that programmed cell death, or apoptosis (from greek: popping off) is a very clean way for a cell to die. A normal cell that is murdered by toxins will swell by the influx of water (osmosis) since the cell membranes become leaky. This cell will eventually explode and spill its contents over neighbouring cells, potentially causing a dangerous inflamation reaction. A cell that performs apoptosis, will shrink and collaps on itself, since it is breaking down its cytoskeleton and concentrates its cytoplasm. The cell will form pockets that budd of the cell, these cellular vesicles will be eaten up (phagocytised) by neighbouring cells who will digest the cell and recycle it consituents. So a cell who is killed will swell and explode, a cell who commits suicide and shrink, having an appearance as if it is boiling down to nothing. Other cells can be seen having another cell in its interior because of canibalism.