My mother was always famous for being in hysterics for days following celebrities deaths. I find sadness in some more than others. My father says celebrities deaths shouldn't affect us "normal" people because we don't even know them. I assume these are 3 typical responses; what is typical? What does it say about us if we are saddened by the loss or what does it say if we are not? I'm curious...
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So it really depends on how the person affects us while living that determines how we respond to their deaths. I was devastated by Jim Henson's death, I was only days from 8 years old.
Thank you, It is nice to know that empathy is not dead. I agree, the loss of a loved one is sad and it is hard to not feel for those who are particularly mourning the loss.
I think that it is possible to feel a connection to some of these people that have "been with us" for long periods in our life, in our fondest memories, through good days and bad ones, they are almost a timeline in our life. Some may think it's silly
I remember coming downstairs, my mother screaming..."What's wrong?" She could barely get the words out about Princess Di. That was sad. Maybe not as important a figure, Patrick, that death bothered me because I grew up with him and it seemed too soon
Thanks, maybe grieve would've been a more appropriate word. I absolutely understand what you're saying.
I grew up on the Golden Girls! I didn't even know she died; I am at a loss. Who is left Betty White?
Yes, Betty White is the only remaining Golden Girl. =/ Rue passed away about two years ago. She will be missed.
Aww, yes, she will. I used to pretend to be Blanche when growing up, dressing in my mother's heels and silky clothes :-) . Funny, as a child I thought Dorothy was obnoxious and I didn't get her; after watching as an adult I realized she's very funny
Betty White is the "Highlander" of "Golden Girls." "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"
She's got an awful sense of humor for an old lady. Some of the things she says and does is twice as funny coming out of such a harlmess looking old woman.
Despite the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson's last decade, anyone from the 70's and on would have proabably been influenced by his music. He was one of the first recognizable faces and voice in my home, in the 80's... then followed in 90's
Do you think it is odd to be sad over a celebrity death?
I remember when that lunatic killed John Lennon, I didn't feel sad, I just felt disbelief that anyone could kill a man that did so much, and gave so much pleasure to so many.
John Lennon's "Imagine" touches me more now in his death than it ever would have in his life. He wanted peace and love and was murdered, so sad.
I guess that's true, the internet helps keep the memory alive. Do you think the world mourns for a moment and then they are forgotten?
I am sad thinking that the artist won't be able to make anymore works, especially when it's someone I appreciate.
Not forgotten, but less remembered. They are added into the history books, much like Michael Jackson. His music will always be legendary. Yet his actions questionable.
Though he still had hundreds of thousands of followers at the time of his death, imagine how differently he would have gone down in history had he died 10-15 years earlier.
Both Jackson and Houston were some of the first recognizable faces and voices in my childhood where I also became big fans. Regardless of how weird or dramatic either of their circumstances got as time went on, they were one of a kinds and changed mu