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Tremble ye famous

Tremble ye famous for 2016 is on the hunt again. Victoria Wood passed away yesterday and then the news this evening is that Prince has died. Apparently there really is an uptake in celebrity deaths this year, probably a combination of the fact that every set of statistics has some outliers and also that there are more ‘famous’ people reaching the age where mortality increasingly beckons.

The passing of a celebrity is noted because it prompts a shared remembrance of their impact on society. Meanwhile, life – and death – continue round the globe.

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