Posts Tagged ‘deaths in 2016’

 

 

You’ll have your own list. This is ours.

Alan Rickman

David Bowie

George Kennedy

Gary Shandling

Muhammad Ali

Billy Paul

Anton Yelchin

Robert Vaughan

Arnold Palmer

Bobby Vee

Steven Hill

John Glenn

Sir George Martin

AA Gill

Gene Wilder

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake

Elie Wiesel

Jo Cox

Victoria Wood

Terry Wogan and Sir Jimmy Young

Ron Glass

Peter Vaughan

and especially

Ronnie Corbett

and

Andrew Sachs

and the one we felt most:

Leonard Cohen

“Jesus was a sailor

 when he walked upon the water.

 And he spent a long time watching

 from his lonesome wooden tower.

 And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him, he said:

 ‘All men will be sailors then, until the sea will free them!’

 Oh but he himself was broken.

 Long before the sky would open.

 Forsaken, almost human.

 He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone.”

 

Entertainer. Thinker. Priest. Poet. Mentor. Musician. Our world is much the poorer without him.

See also: A Haiku for Zsa Zsa.

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