Friday, April 22, 2016

Victoria Wood and Prince RIP

It is in the nature of things that some of the world's most popular people die each year, but the first three and a half months of 2016 have been utterly awful in this respect.

Earlier this year, when the number of the most talented musicians, best actors and funniest comedians who had died was already remarkable, someone said that it was as if the Grim Reaper had gone on holiday leaving an intern in charge and the intern was working through a list of the most popular people on the planet.

That was after the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and quite a few more well loved people but before we had lost Paul Daniels, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett and now within the space of 48 hours Victoria Wood and Prince.

Other are far more qualified than me to speak about the talents of these individuals and many tributes have already been paid to both Victoria Wood and Prince by people far more eloquent than I.

But I will say "Rest in Peace" for both of them - two huge talents lost to us far too soon, two people who will be greatly missed.

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