Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Heartbreaking Year for Celebrity Deaths-- Part 1: From Cole to Reynolds

From the December 30, 2016, Chicago Tribune by Christopher Borrelli.

"By July, the possibility that 2016 was officially 'the worst year ever', became an internet meme.  By September, every famous name that trended on Twitter carried a whiff of dread.

"The year was defined by loss."

It kicked off even a day early with the death of Natalie Cole on New Year's Eve 2015 and by January 8, so too was David Bowie, dead at age 69.

Twelve months later so was Cuban leader Fidel Castro and two of the three members of the famous band Emerson, Lake & Palmer:  Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.

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