2016 Starts with a few losses

It’s the 15th of January, the month is half over. So far, the entertainment world has lost a couple of the best in their respective fields.

Just a few days after his birthday, and the release of his final album and video, David Jones passed away. Who?? Sorry, he was known to fans as David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, or simply, Bowie. If you haven’t had a chance to watch is final video, it is poignant in that he knew he was losing his fight against cancer when he made it.

I know everyone who knows who Bowie is (not was, we are not ready for that yet) has their own favorite song. Many were mentioned on social media, but mine is and always will be The Little Drummer Boy which he sang on a Bing Crosby Christmas Special.

The very next day, I woke up to the news that Alan Rickman had died. Odd, that both Bowie and Rickman were a young 69 years. Though many know him through his role as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”, the younger generation will know him best as the misunderstood Severus Snape of the Harry Potter films. He was the epitome of the character, based on the books description, and I can’t imagine anyone else playing that role.

Mr Rickman made a video. Published on Dec 13, 2015 Click on his name below, and help them reach their goal. It won’t cost you anything.
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Alan Rickman

My tweet upon hearing of his death: TigTravels ‏@TiggrzTravels Jan 14
Good night Professor Snape. You were never understood.