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it seems like there were a lot of celebrity deaths in 2016, from Pat Harrington back in January to Zsa Zsa Gabor the other day, with lots of bigger and smaller celebrities in between, as well as friends, relatives and even enemies.

I wonder IF it is a big year, death wise, other than as we noticed it? I know that the baby boom generation, which started in 1946, is now 70. I am one of those boomers, as is Dr Dirt. That old man is 60 and I will be next year. I wonder if what we are seeing is the usual deaths of younger folks (due to accidents like Anton Yelchin), but also a lot of people over 60. Boomers. My Generation, as I think the Who put it.

I think we're sadly going to see a lot more of that in the coming years.



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I don't think we're gonna get a 1-2 gut punch like David Bowie and Prince next year - hopefully not for a whole lotta years.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I don't think we're gonna get a 1-2 gut punch like David Bowie and Prince next year - hopefully not for a whole lotta years.


I don't think there are two more influential celebrities left who would equal that one two punch to the balls.

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Add George Michael to the list.
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This list of the losses this year was published down here:
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/all-the-celebrities-who-have-died-in-2016-20161225-gthux5.html

It has some Aussie notables on it too - Max Walker, Ross Higgins and Jon English.

It's probably, sadly, missing a bunch too. I notice that they missed Victoria Wood (UK).





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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I don't think we're gonna get a 1-2 gut punch like David Bowie and Prince next year - hopefully not for a whole lotta years.


I mean, I am sure some people mean a whole lot more to one person than another.

But look at these people:
Elton John 69
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 73
Paul McCartney 74
Ringo Starr 76
all the living beach boys - mid 70s
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon and Dylan are mid 70s
Frankie Valli is in his 80s and so is Little Richard
Chuck Berry is 90

plus there are plenty of old and well known actors
Doris Day, for example is 92
Jerry Lewis is 90
Sidney Poitier is 89

Just to name a few. if we pick working actors
Robert Wagner is 86
George Takei is 79
Bill Shatner is 85
Harrison Ford is 74

statistically, we may see a one two punch every year or two.
it might not be as big for you, but say Ringo & Jerry Lewis would be huge losses for me




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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I don't think we're gonna get a 1-2 gut punch like David Bowie and Prince next year - hopefully not for a whole lotta years.


And, really, Muhammad Ali was a more famous and iconic figure than either. His death didn't hit as hard because his career was clearly over, and he had been visibly very ill for a long time, so there wasn't the shock factor. But a quick look at the lists of notable deaths for the preceding couple of years doesn't compare in terms of the biggest names.

But, StaggerLee, don't invoke. AWA points out some big names, and I could mention others but I don't want to tempt fate.
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I feel it's not gonna get better as so many 50/6's legends are getting up there in age.
But it's people like Prince, Michael or even Rickman who are younger that threw ne off. Ugh..
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You're right - but we always get a young and famous one most years. No doubt Prince hit a lot of people. To me he wasn't really anything to speak of. Scott weiland last year was a different story for me. I didn't miss the STPs at any time.

Statistically those will happen - sometimes, maybe usually - they are due to lifestyle choices.

Rickman was 69. Statistically close to life expectancy - and he had already had Heath issues.

You are right it's good inv to get worse.



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