Some were older, no longer active, or retired, or ill, so while it was sad for many, it was not “tragic”.
Memorable men were born on January 8: David Bowie, Elvis Presley, and my dad.
David Bowie left us in a way that has moved me to my very core. His longtime friend and producer Tony Visconti has already been widely quoted:
He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life—a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.