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WOW, So Many Famous People Died This Year

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:07 AM
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Famous People That Died In 2016

For me the 2 people that died that effected me the most were Prince and Carrie Fisher.
I really feel sorry for Billie Lourd, loses her mother one day and the very next day her grandmother, she now has to attend 2 funerals in a row.




posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:17 AM
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a reply to: Blue_Jay33


I think the real shock was how many died of Cancer, esp at a age that would be considered "young",

There was also a theory that the coming decade would see year on year celebrity deaths increase due to the age that TV stars are reaching now from when a majority of families started to watch TV regular (Hope that makes sense), basically from the 50s onwards far more people became famous due to TV and such we hear about more deaths...


RA



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: Blue_Jay33

Wow. Took 15 minutes to get through that list.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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originally posted by: slider1982
basically from the 50s onwards far more people became famous due to TV and such we hear about more deaths...

That's probably the key. Not "more famous people are dying" but "a larger proportion of the people who die have become famous first". When the internet celebrities are old enough to start dying off, it will begin to look like a plague.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:17 AM
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The list ain't finished, there are more coming.

No... it's not fair..



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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so many many sad events. so many dearly missed now.

too many favorites to mention.

may they all rest in peace.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:38 AM
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Sadly, I do believe it has to do a lot with the Baby Boomer Generation. Also, such as prior and or current lifestyle coupled with age makes sense.

Here's a source from Aug of this year halfway through the celeb deaths - Fake/crappy news source or not, they have a point:

Are the increased celebrity deaths a result of the baby boomers?

EXPERTS are agreed that 2016 has seen an unusually high number of celebrity deaths and say there are a combination of factors which could explain the phenomenon.


A change in the perception of fame, better global communications and old-fashioned sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll could all be factors, experts say.




The BBC website published 24 obituaries between January 1 and late March 2016, compared with just five in the same period in 2012, a five-fold increase. Each year website deathlist.net predicts 50 celebrities will die.

In six of the previous 10 years two or fewer passed away, but this year five have died so far. Experts say one reason for the spike is that the people dying are part of the baby boomer generation.

Source
The article goes on the mention that there have been more people with celebrity status as time goes on.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:43 AM
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a reply to: Blue_Jay33

Someone press fast forward to 2017 before we lose any more ffs...

This year has been ridiculous for star deaths




posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:47 AM
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Bowie hit me pretty hard.
Carrie Fisher...that was a punch right to the junk

Prince was a bit of my youth murdered.

Cohen, Mohammed Ali, etc...

Somewhere in heaven there is an amazing party with some fantastic talent going on. (we can hope)



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Blue_Jay33

Someone press fast forward to 2017 before we lose any more ffs...

This year has been ridiculous for star deaths



Actually, I seen a graph and it seems to be on a incline every year since at least 2011. They say it will continue with this trend as we are now hitting into a age of more and more famous people...more aging famous people, therefore more deaths year by year

Ian McKellen, Pat Stewart, Chuck Norris, Arnold Swar.., Stan Lee, etc etc...we got a ton of sadness in a fairly near future

I say we start a movement to popularize cryogenic suspension as the pop way to be "buried" so we can dismiss death and simply consider everyone is in stasis waiting for a more advanced and better world

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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And...



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:54 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
And...


See...when humans experience a important character of their cultural identity or family die, they feel sad.
When they feel sad, they seek out others who can empathize with them.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:58 AM
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Wow, I didn't even know about Ralph Stanley. I love the Stanley Brothers and bluegrass in general...I guess I've been under a bit of a rock. Sad to see several people who captured my imagination leave the world. May they rest well.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX


Actually, I seen a graph and it seems to be on a incline every year since at least 2011. They say it will continue with this trend as we are now hitting into a age of more and more famous people...more aging famous people, therefore more deaths year by year


well... thanks for being the messenger of upcoming death lol


Ian McKellen, Pat Stewart, Chuck Norris, Arnold Swar.., Stan Lee, etc etc...we got a ton of sadness in a fairly near future


tragic as it is... is it not selfish to mourn?

its Our lost... but what about those that have passed?

Gone?

Or just moved on...

Past this... beautiful F****d up world






posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 03:41 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
Gone?

Or just moved on...

Past this... beautiful F****d up world





I'll go with a bit of hope and experience over skepticism and comprehension.

Doesn't make much sense, but I got some serious ghost stories brah...so..yeah...may not be the final act. We will see one day (or not)



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 04:25 AM
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That's a LONG list. If we had a list from the past 7 years it would be ridiculously long...

Every year since about 2009 it seems like a ton of celebrities/high profile people are dying all at once, and each year it SEEMS to be more and more (maybe it just seems that way).

It makes me wonder if Buzz Aldrin was on to something when he recently tweeted "We are all in danger. It's evil itself." before the tweet was quickly removed and he was evacuated from Antarctica for health reasons. Maybe Edgar Mitchell and John Glenn also knew something was up.

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 04:32 AM
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may not be the final act. We will see one day (or not)


Right?


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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 05:41 AM
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I had definitely missed a few on that list so I feel like I got a couple more punches this morning. I also decided to save that list in case some of those Mandella effects come up again down the road as it seems to happen with celebrates. At least it might be proof one way or the other.

When I was driving around working this morning I had a bit of a off the wall thought about what some call the "Harvest." This isn't to say I actually believe it really, but it did cross my mind. Probably because all these deaths and people moving on just seems a bit like when animals disappear right before an earthquake or some other type of disaster.

Yes I realize people die every day, but this has just felt like a really in your face kind of thing. Sort of like the nose on your face. Are we perhaps missing something so blatantly obvious besides or beyond the simple people die every day thought?

Sigh. .. Just thought I'd throw this out there as I'm curious if anyone else has been having thoughts along these lines too. It is a bit hard too articulate how I'm feeling about this line of thought. Perhaps someone else feeling this may do better.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 05:50 AM
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a reply to: Blue_Jay33

I genuinely hope this does not come across as insensitive, but 90% of the people in that list were aged between 60 and mid 90's

Sure a few died before their time, but we are all getting older and 2016 was a year when many of those older folk were called to final rest.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 05:53 AM
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Okay I'll be 'that' guy.
I didn't know any of them personally so I don't really care.
I love the music of Bowie and Prince but the vinyl in my record collection hasn't disappeared so their deaths make little difference to me.

I only cry for people I knew, but grieve all you like if that's your thing, you are free to pretend they were your friends and I'm free to ridicule it.



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