Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Obituaries of People Unknown to Me but Known to Others

Wrestling star James Helwig, known by his professional name of "Ultimate Warrior," collapsed and died while walking with his wife to their car at a hotel. He was only 54 years old.
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British tabloid favorite Peaches Geldof, 25, daughter of concert promoter Bob Geldof, and neither of whom actually rang a bell with me whatsoever, died suddenly.

I really don't understand all of the publicity surrounding this young woman when she was mostly an unknown. Certainly she was far more unknown to far more people than Hollywood great Mickey Rooney, yet somehow she has received more publicity when she died.

She didn't exactly earn her fame, unlike Rooney. She sure as hell won't be remembered like Rooney, except by her immediate family.
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1 comment:

Bob said...

Well put, Susie. Mickey will still be remembered long after Bob Geldof's daughter is forgotten.

Thanks for reading.

Rob