Celebrity Deaths Expose Coloradan’s Heavy Hearts
I received a text yesterday from a friend who told me about Christine McVie passing away at the age of 79. By the time I made it to social media, there must have been over 50 sites discussing how we lost one of the most beautiful voices in music. I only made it thru just one article before I broke down and cried.
One Week later, and Coloradans are still talking about her death. Her voice effected so many of us on the Western Slope. Tribute after tribute continue to poor in on the celebrity front as well as many fans on the Western Slope.
I was such a fan of Fleetwood Mac and their music. The first song that caught my attention was Tusk. I thought, Marching band, what a brilliant Idea? Next I dove deep into the Rumors and the album of the same name, reading about all those crazy stories of the tension behind the scenes with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John and Christine. All of them in the midst of breakups while being held up in recording sessions at Record Plant in Sausalito, California
I was not quite sure why I was tearing up so bad, its not like I knew Christine. Why can an Artist or Comedian make us so sad when we hear about their deaths? Well, According to Rachel O’Neill, Ph.D., a clinical counselor in Ohio. Who is also a Talkspace provider. She says feeling some grief after a death of a famous Celeb is quite common, because we form personal attachments to those celebrities.
Rachel goes on to say, "Celebrities connect with us, and even though we didn’t personally know them, their presence is felt within our lives."
according to Coloradans, Here are a few other Celebrity deaths, that made us cry.
Patrick N. - Chadwick Boseman. He died of a cancer similar to a family member, this one Hit close to home.
Tonya S. - Betty White was a wonderful woman who had so much zest for life. I hope to grow up and be like her.
Allen K. - Kobe Bryant. It was his work ethic and charity work that truly inspired me.
Marlene G. - Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. They died within a few days of each other.
Sarah W. - Jim Henson - Yes, I too was a lifelong Muppets fan. I sang "It's not easy being green" over and over as a kid.
Annette W. - Prince - There are others, but his was the death that affected me the most. Still does
Danny V. - Gene Wilder. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news; I was hangin out with friends when the story came out over the radio. We all spend the next hour talking about all his great movies.
and finally... Robin Williams - Robin's personality struck a deep chord with me. He was a wonderful human with a deep heart who battled that inner depression. I could so relate to his life. I too enjoy making people laugh and I always make sure I go out of my way to make people smile. I miss him dearly.
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