Bereft in 2016

Some were older, no longer active, or retired, or ill, so while it was sad for many, it was not “tragic”.

Debbie Reynolds, b. 1932

Debbie Reynolds, b. 1932

Doris Roberts , b. 1925

Doris Roberts , b. 1925

Gene Wilder, b. 1933

Gene Wilder, b. 1933

Muhammad Ali, b. 1942

Muhammad Ali, b. 1942

But far too many were too young, still productive (or potentially so), and of the life-changing or at least life-influencing category. Three left us with with brand new top notch albums, recorded while the end was near.  It feels absolutely tragic.

January 8, 1947 http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/david-bowie-66-releases-first-new-single-decade

David Bowie, b. 1947

Prince Rogers Nelson, b. 1958

Prince Rogers Nelson, b. 1958

Leonard Cohen, b. 1934

Leonard Cohen, b. 1934

Phife Dawg, b. 1970

Phife Dawg, b. 1970

George Michael, b. 1963

George Michael, b. 1963

Carrie Fisher, b. 1956

Carrie Fisher, b. 1956

And then the anger kicks in.

Donald Trump, b. 1946

Donald Trump, b. 1946

Happy 2017.

this-year

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