R.I.P. David Bowie

When I woke up this morning and saw the news about David Bowie’s untimely death from cancer, my very first reaction was, “Oh, wow, I didn’t know he was sick!”…as if I should have been privvy (much less entitled) to knowing anything about his private life, or personal daily struggles.  I’ve never met David Bowie, it’s not like we were friends in real life, and although I was definitely a fan of his music and admired his talent as a performer, it’s embarrassing to realize that I felt like I should have been more informed about something so personal.

I’m glad that David Bowie was able to battle his illness privately, out of the prying eyes of the media spotlight. Few celebrities get that choice these days.

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