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Celebrity Deaths

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by runaways, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. runaways

    runaways Member

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    Very bleak thread title but lets rest assured that at this rate there will always be something to talk about on this forum/thread

    Celebrity Deaths are racking up now, I don't think that's gone unoticed. Are we as individuals now getting to an age where all older people (older than me, anyway) with recognised artistic value or celebs in general are at that age where they just become ill and die?

    Or is it that it's more reported than previous years and we're more susceptible to it through the amount of time we all spend on the internet and sharing facebook posts?

    I can't describe the feeling I get when I see people in histerics over celebrity deaths. I was upset when Bowie died, then I found out he had sex with a 14/15 year old. Is there something a bit cynical about mourning the loss of someone you know literally nothing about. Or is that just me?? It's sad when a parent loses a child, when a friend loses a relative, but are we meant to spend this much time upset over people dying? It's every bloody day.

    Prince & Chyna in the same day. Victoria Wood yesterday.

    Prince was a great musician. Incredibly talented and equally as whacky.

    Chyna, well, what a nutter. Wrestler. Diva. Porn Star. Mama Sita. Body Guard.

    Must be chemtrails.

    ps. I'm open to alternative thread titles that may be a bit more.. erm.. sensitive

    pps. I was joking about chemtrails
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
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  3. GregB

    GregB Active Member

    I think it's combination of age and the prevalence of 24 hour news and the obsessions with celebrity culture that seems so prevalent in the media. Over elaborate and public mourning seems to be a symptom of the same culture.

    Life is difficult enough without wailing and hollering about the death of people we have never met.
     
  4. Mr Gary C

    Mr Gary C Well-Known Member

    All these deaths, but Mark E Smith keeps on keeping on.
     
  5. doc

    doc Active Member

    one thing I remember of my granny was her reading the obits in the yep

    did these celebs pay to keep their illnesses out of the press?
     
  6. Fezz

    Fezz Member

    In most cases these people who feel a constant need to update social media with every single aspect of their daily lives are directly influenced by this celebrity culture of having an audience. All this intense public mourning is just another part of that, people wanting to let their audience know how they're feeling and how this has affected them personally I suppose.

    I don't feel the need to RIP the shit out of my facebook wall whenever anyone famous dies, but at the same time I don't think it matters if you've never met the person. If someone has had a direct influence on my life or I've shared a love of someone in the public eye alongside, say my dad for example, I might say something on facebook. Never anything too emotional though, maybe a daft story or memory involving them or a record of theirs/football match they played in we went to etc, which I know will probably make my family or close mates laugh. I can only really think of a handful of these though in the last ten years Arthur Lee, Gary Speed and more recently David Bowie and Johan Cruyff.
     
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  7. Agent_W

    Agent_W Active Member

    Very briefly, Baby Boomers. There's loads of them (as the name might imply), and they're all getting to an age where death rates start creeping up. Plus, there's more celebrities because of TV and pop music.

    Less briefly, this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36108133
     
  8. Agent_W

    Agent_W Active Member

    Tying teddy bears to lamp posts and throwing flowers at a stranger's hearse precedes the use of social media, but it's still a relatively recent thing. The use of social media enables it, but I don't think the existence of social media is responsible for it.
     
  9. ajax

    ajax New Member

    The older boomers from the 40's-50's certainly but speaking as a 60's Boomer I hope the grim reaper doesn't come knocking at my door for some years to come!:p
     
  10. johnnycasual!

    johnnycasual! Member

    My favourite is when people post an obituary of
    some celebrity who passed away over a year ago. Obviously big fans if it's news to them!
     
  11. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    I heard that Me and Mrs Jones guy died from all the posts about it yesterday. Very sad. However I do absolutely and utterly detest that song. I think it's fucking awful.
     
  12. harrygarner

    harrygarner Member

    I remember seeing a letter in the express some time ago written by an elderly lady whos commemt was " everyday when I awaken from sleep I say to myself hurray ive done it again" now thats positivity
     

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