I agree, but let's not undermine the grief of those who have lost those celebrities, either. I think we need to honor ALL the people we lose--not just the famous ones, and not just the comparatively forgettable ones.
I, too, was frustrated that Michael Jackson died on the same day as Farrah Fawcett. that really bothered me. ignoring the fact that I had been a big, BIG fan of MJ for seven years since 1995, and that his death affected me directly as a result, I really was peeved that he died on the same day as she did, ESPECIALLY since she died a long, slow and agonizing death, whereas he died relatively quickly.
but my god, it's been a horrible, HORRIBLE month.
I lost two people that I loved dearly, and three people that I had admiration for, and the three people I admired all died from cancer, and I HATE CANCER SO BAD. *GRR*
at least Chris died in his sleep, and at least Michael died quickly. Ed McMahon, that doctor who did her mastectomy in Antarctica and Farrah all had to suffer and die slowly.