He was a very talented artist.
People are always going to admire people who are talented whether it be singing, dancing, writing, acting, painting, or success in any form.
The more successful one becomes the more people there are who are out to use you, take advantage of you, or pull you down. This can lead a person o withdraw or build a tight circle of friends and family to buffer them away from the masses.
It becomes harder and harder to "trust" people and their intentions.