How many celebrities have we all heard have passed away? Yet, how many public memorials does the public get to see or attend?
Answer: Not many.
I understand that the families of those celebrities who have passed away, don’t wish to have a public funeral and want their privacy. They should have their private funerals with family and friends only. That’s understood and a given. However, what irks me more than anything is that the families of these departed celebrities, still want the public to buy post mortem works of that celebrity while offering no public memorials for them most of the time. Few celebrities have public memorials afterwards for their fans to mourn or grieve with other fans.
Sadly, many celebs that we have all come to love and follow throughout their careers, will die and the public will never get a chance to grieve or mourn their idol’s passing with other mourners. We will do it, alone or search through news stories about the celebrity and their deaths, trying to come to terms with the loss. In spite of the fact that we never knew them personally, we knew of them and feel that we knew them in some way. Fans need closure to their beloved celeb’s passing in order to move forward but, often aren’t offered that opportunity by the celebrities’ families or friends. Yet, we are wanted to continue purchasing, listening to or watching that celebrity’s work especially, when there’s a post death piece or pieces being marketed after their passings.
In all honesty, this is where I draw a line and refuse to purchase anything more from the celebrity’s estate, family or managers. To me, it’s the height of shallowness for those who will still profit from the late celeb’s estate or work to be able to put money into their pockets while offering fans no real way to say “good-bye” to their beloved actor, writer, singer or whatever. At this point, I personally, find that anything post mortem to be more about lining people’s pockets with my money than it is to do with the celebrity. I’d be more inclined to get ahold of further unreleased works after their deaths if I had the chance to say “good bye” to them. That’s me though. That’s the way that I think and feel.
Anyone else feel the same way?
From my little corner of life to yours,
Be well, Love and Light.
Have a great day or evening.