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So many men dying young

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BrentCross Tue 26-Jan-16 18:52:23

Bowie, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, now Colin Vearncombe. In my own circle 3 died in the last year 1 suicide 1 car crash 1 cancer. Sad. If I ever meet a nice kind man I will worry about him dying on me like DF aged 57. They think they are so strong but they burn out so soon.sad

Bloodyex Tue 26-Jan-16 18:56:35

Sorry for your losses, but bowie, frey and rickman weren't particularly young?

BrentCross Tue 26-Jan-16 19:17:21

Well 69 looks good vs 57 but I suppose relative to what life expectancy is. You just don't know do you?

TheGirlWhoWasntThere Tue 26-Jan-16 20:02:34

I am sad about them all passing but am especially upset about Colin's death.
I grew up with his beautiful music and still love it today. He had the most beautiful voice.
I had the great pleasure of seeing him live in concert twice, coincidentally both times i was pregnant with my children. I got to meet him afterwards and he was a lovely, charming and incredibly warm man.
His death is such a tragedy.
My thoughts go out to his family.

pocketsaviour Tue 26-Jan-16 21:45:18

Hadn't heard about Colin Vearncombe. Oh shit. That album got me through some really really terrible times as a kid. sad

Helmetbymidnight Tue 26-Jan-16 21:53:57

It's so sad when people die, especially our heroes.

But 'so many men dying young'? Men in their late 60s? Really?

Euphemia Tue 26-Jan-16 22:15:46

Late 60s is pretty young, given how little retirement that gives someone. (Not famous people - their lives are rather different!)

My FIL died at 63 and my dad at 72 - it makes me sad that they never got to be "old men", you know like those little old fellas you see pottering about the high street getting bits of shopping. smile sad

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