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    Default Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    I listen to the Magic radio station and every so often they tell us that on a particular day, a popular singer "passed away." (Never understand why they don't say they "died." )

    I would have thought that it would be more appropriate to remember the day that they were born - a much happier occasion. So why do they remember the day they died? It just does not make any sense.
    Last edited by Roscoe; 13-09-2021 at 07:16 AM.
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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Maybe, hatched, matched and dispatched?

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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I listen to the Magic radio station and every so often they tell us that on a particular day, a popular singer "passed away." l
    Because, people (mostly) suddenly become famous after they die. Look at many of the painters....they died broke, a lot of them, dead...suddenly their stuff is worth millions....singers, they may have done OK, dead, the music people start raving about their genius etc.

    As for passed, I hate that term. More so now as it has been said to me...oh your husband passed...

    No he passed nothing, wind, go, whatever.
    He died.
    I think it's a religious thing...passed over...

    Nope. Died. Ceased. Ended. Gone.
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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    I think it means 'passed on to a better place', (heaven) religion, as you say piroska.
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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Because, people (mostly) suddenly become famous after they die. Look at many of the painters....they died broke, a lot of them, dead...suddenly their stuff is worth millions....singers, they may have done OK, dead, the music people start raving about their genius et.
    Very few people are born famous and even fewer have done very much of note at that stage of their llfe.

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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    Very few people are born famous and even fewer have done very much of note at that stage of their llfe.
    True but they become famous when dead, if not before. before...Michael jackson for instance.
    Although perhaps more famous for other things than just his singing....


    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in France in 1864. Toulouse-Lautrec is considered one of the great painters of the Post-Impressionist period. Toulouse-Lautrec began drinking and he died in poverty in 1901


    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

    Rembrandt was born in 1606 and he became one of the greatest painters of all time after his wife died and his friends deserted him, he was pushed into bankruptcy and unable to find any more work. He died in obscurity and poverty in 1669.

    Johannes Vermeer
    Best known for his painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” Vermeer never gained recognition for his talent during his lifetime. . He was forced to borrow money from his family and after his death at the age of 43; his family was left penniless as well.
    Paul Gauguin

    Paul Gauguins work was considered risqué and exotic during his time and not appreciated for its primitive influences. Gauguin died of heart failure, alone in poverty.

    Vincent Van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. It sold for the equivalent of approximately $109 dollars.He died broke and destitute.
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    Default Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Maybe like the dead parrot, he is just sleeping.

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