I was so sad when I heard David Bowie died a few weeks ago. I’ve had plenty of grieving time, and I’m still not over it. I think it’s safe to say the man was a musical legend. Hubs has been listening to his album in the car lately.
In case you haven’t been following the news, he died of cancer at the ripe young age of 69 after an 18-month battle, during which, no one knew he was even dying because he wanted “minimal fuss,” according to his longtime friend. I can understand that, but I must say, it totally hit me like a ton of bricks when I found out. After listening to his music for decades, I feel like he and I could have been the best of friends if I had known him.
Well, a week later, I find out Glenn Frey (guitarist for The Eagles) died too. He was only 67 (so young, right?) And he died of a health condition as well. Apparently he had intestinal issues.
This leads me to the question (and title of this post): what’s up with all the celebrity musician deaths lately? Two incredible men kick the bucket only a week apart, and they’re both around the same age. If I didn’t know any better, I’d start scouring the Internet for conspiracy theories. (An Illuminati sacrifice, perhaps?)
Relax, I’m kidding. Maybe… 😉
Anyway, I’m writing this post in an effort to help me grieve my losses. I’ve always been told that writing is a form of therapy, and the more I do it, the more I find out how true that is.
If you’re a musician, consider this fair warning: do everything you can to stay healthy. We don’t need anymore of you amazing artists dying from cancer or other health conditions. As a matter of fact, getting and staying healthy is one of my goals in 2016. Click here to read the rest of ’em.
‘Til next time…