Leslie Knope got her dream job, had kids, and is basically running the world on JJ’s waffles and friendship. What more do you want, Academy? I suppose if Pawnee had an emotionally unavailable nerd in a Flash t-shirt, it could finally get the respect it deserves.
He doesn’t indiscriminately kill random characters.
He intentionally and deliberately kills characters for whom it makes sense to die.
An unusual amount of characters die in his books because most writers won’t commit to realism enough to do the same.