Unfortunately it is violating Rule 4, but I'll go in depth into what I mean about being creative.
It has to be something that goes against Othello rather than coming from Othello, something bad has to happen to him in an accidental way that results in killing him, or rather him being dead already that details a hint as to HOW he died, like morbid slapstick.
For example, the Coyote's Roadrunner trap ends up hitting himself in the head by a rock, in which results him having a giant cartoony lump on where he feels pain.
Othello's Roadrunner trap ends up crushing his head in a bloody and gorey mess painted over the rock and the brain slides out, having his body burst open at the end and squirting out the blood like a toothpaste dispenser with the paste shooting out.
Actually, here's what I made a while in one of my comics:
(Forgive the shitty blood effect and drawing, I was still learning how to make realistic blood at this point, it's an earlier one I made)
But yeah, this is the kind of thing I'm looking for.