Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Iconic Passings Of 2016

Did this year have more celebrity passings than any other?  Maybe, maybe not, but the impact of certain celebrities on our lives gives this year more attention.  Perhaps, it was growing up in the TV era compacted with entering the social media era. 
Nancy Reagan.  Loved by the Right, loathed by the Left, the passing of time made her appeal more universal.
David Bowie.  Many would say he didn't start the music trends, he just always appeared to embrace them.  One of the first to combine showmanship with rock concerts.
Justice Anton Scalia.  His position on the Supreme Court is still vacant.

Prince.  Gen Ex Rock Icon

Muhammed Ali  The Boxing great and civil rights advocate
Florence Henderson--Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch.
Arnold Palmer--Golf's gold standard of the 1960s and 70s.
John Glenn--Astronaut and my first hero.
Fidel Castro--Certainly not one of my heroes, but the leader of Cuba for decades was a force to be reckoned.

George Michael and Carrie Fisher died within one day of each other
Also Patty Duke, Gene Wilder, Joe Garagiola, Alan Thicke, Zsa Zsa Gabor and many more.

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