Grand Moff Tarkin was a nice middle-aged man who worked for the peace-loving Empire. Tarkin was born with the first name Windhuff (not quite) but he didn't care for it so when he turned 18teen and was able to vote, he changed his name to Grand Moff, " 'cause it's awsome." and joined the Empire.
Because the Empire was poor, and the Emperor was bored, Tarkin was put in charge of the Death Star (Imperials called it the "Nice Star".) But the rebellion swooped in when Darth Vader wouldn't share cookies and blew it up.

Tarkin died in the explosion.........

Or Did He?