Wow, famous people seem to be dropping like flies this year.
Lemmy was not the greatest singer or musician, but her was the arch-type rocker...
David Bowie needs no introduction. His massive range of styles means that there can be few people who do not like at least something of his, even if it is only The Laughing Gnome or his Christmas duet with Bing Crosby.
His songs were the background music to my teen years, and I saw him live in the 1980s during the Glass Spider tour, which was amazing.
And the today, we here about the death of Alan Rickman, one of the greatest actors ever, IMO. From the bad guy in Die Hard to Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility to his wonderful role in Galaxy Quest, he always played the part to the full, tugging at heart strings with his subtle facial expressions. Just watch this stuff from Galaxy Guest, a dumb spoof of Star Trek that he takes to another level.
A sad year so far! Let's hope this is the end of it!