The World According To Damien
in a World gone mad – one sane voice emerges…

Damien on… 2016: The Year Of Trump, Brexit – And DEAD CELEBS

At least, if you are BRITISH.

At the beginning of this year, there was a two-month period when we lost David Bowie, Keith Emerson, Paul Daniels, Alan Rickman, Lemmie from Motorhead, Sylvia Anderson, Sir Terry Wogan, Ken Adam, Cliff Michelmore, Ed Stewart, Sir George Martin, Douglas Slocombe, Alan Haven and Norman Hudis. And during the same period, America lost Garry Shandling, Tom Mullica, Frank Sinatra Jr and Prince.

On average, that was one late showbiz legend every FOUR DAYS.

But while the year proceeded to lurch from disaster to disaster, as far as the Grim Reaper was concerned things almost returned to normal as, over the next nine months, we said goodbye to Ronnie Corbett, Burt Kwouk, Caroline Aherne, Garry Marshall, Victoria Wood, Gene Wilder, Jimmy Perry, Sir Jimmy Young, Robert Vaughn and Peter Vaughan. Plus a host of others whose passing barely raised one eyebrow, let alone two.

Thus as Christmas loomed, it began to look like the earlier decimation had merely been a statistical BLIP.

Then, BOOM.

In just FOUR DAYS; Carrie Fisher has a “cardiac episode” on a plane and is left barely clinging to life, Rick Parfitt of Status Quo leaves us, followed hours later by George Michael – and then Carrie joins them.

For CRYING OUT LOUD.

And the year still has THREE DAYS LEFT…

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Thinking again about the above; I understand that being sixty-four means one’s heroes are mostly going to be in their seventies and up, but they were only one year younger LAST year – and two the year before and so on. And the losses then were ROUTINE. No, this year has been DIFFERENT. It is almost as if we are being PREPARED for something…

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…and now – Carrie’s MUM?! Leaves TWO days and COUNTING…

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2 Responses to “Damien on… 2016: The Year Of Trump, Brexit – And DEAD CELEBS”

  1. …..and, as always, the annoying people who you REALLY want to snuff it somehow continue!

    Alfie

  2. Oh, I could make a LIST…!


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