We are only four months in, but it's already been a dark, dark 2016. The fact that a lot of celebrites are dying in 2016 is noticed by mass audience and it certainly seems the case. Celebrities death are always been emphasized all over social media but the number of celebrity deaths seems to increase significantly in the year 2016. A great loss for the people who have been following them for so long. Sad though true!
The death of the musician Prince, at the age of 57 and Victoria Wood from cancer, aged 62, has shocked their millions of fans. But it also appears to prove that 2016 is cursed in some way. The two entertainers are the latest in a long line of celebrities to die in 2016, following Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Sir Terry Wogan, Harper Lee, David Gest, among others.
Let's find out why?
The number of significant deaths this year has been "phenomenal". Looking at the basic statistics, there's a very clear upward trend.
Due to unhealthy living habits and less interaction with nature, more people are dying these days. And the fact is, people includes 'Celebrities'.
People who started becoming famous in the 1960s are now entering their 70s and are starting to die.
This might be possible, bearing in mind that some of the people who have died were counter-culture figures of the 1960s and 1970s, who epitomized the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle of that era.
Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69, the same week as David Bowie died, also 69.
This is a popular theory. In the old days, a celebrity death was announced on the radio, or in the obituary section. We digested the news in private.
Now, within seconds of the news breaking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter is deluged with #RIP and other hashtags as we try to out-bid each other in our public statements of grief.
The bad news? Yes, probably. Over the next 10 years, these people will get into their 80s and it is going to continue at this level.