Killed by Kindness

It is said that Draco, the Athenian legislator, met with his death from his popularity, being smothered in the theatre of Ægina; by the number of caps and cloaks showered on him by the spectators (B.C. 590).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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