I am way out of league here, but I thought Devaditta became very ill, and went to the Buddha to repent but died from his illness before he was able to see the Buddha. The emphasis being that he had a change of heart before dying.
I mentioned Angulamali because the audio version of the sutta that I have has this beautiful scene. Angulamali, a person of great strength and speed, was chasing after the Buddha. The Buddha was walking at a casual pace, Angulamali was sprinting as fast as he could, and he was unable to catch the Buddha.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.
Sutta Nipāta 3.710