Off Message: 'We need to stop obsessing over dead people'

Off Message: 'We need to stop obsessing over dead people'
Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher died one day apart Pic: Getty

Contrary to the headlines, there was no celebrity massacre in 2016. Perhaps our New Year’s resolution should be to gain some perspective...

We have to stop obsessing over dead people in 2017. Seriously, we had quite enough of it in 2016. I recognise that there was intense provocation last year, what with the deaths of David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali et al, and then – on Christmas Day – poor old George Michael. It was sad, no question about that. Nobody wants to see their idols swept away prematurely.

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