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Do you get upset when a famous person dies, specifically a celebrity?


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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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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.

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Sharkye11.

    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.

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Thank goodness they both live on through syndication!


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Thanks, maybe grieve would've been a more appropriate word. I absolutely understand what you're saying.

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    I grew up on the Golden Girls! I didn't even know she died; I am at a loss. Who is left Betty White?


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Do you think it is odd to be sad over a celebrity death?


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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.


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    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