Prince is the latest rocker/artist to check out. People are wondering WTF. Well, beneath the cartoon is what I think, as I just posted to friends on Facebook. Essentially, these folks did not take care of themselves and, while shocking in terms of every day seems to bring another death, it's just a confluence of events, really.
I agree re all these deaths and been thinking about it and hate to be the bringer of cold hard facts but ... Bowie smoked like a chimney, Lemmy of Motorhead (not listed here, he died in 2015) abused himself for years...Natalie Cole was a drug addict after Nat died led to kidney issues...Merle Haggard had health issues ... Prince apparently had drug issues. ... Glenn Frey abused his body and had health issues throughout his life...I agree the ongoing list is disturbing and as a Stones fan have no idea how Keith Richards keeps on though I expect him at any time (since the 70s) but you abuse, you eventually I mean that's what it is, it's sad, great artists all, but it's reality and by no stretch am I trying to raise myself above anyone, we all have our vices. It's just a confluence of events, startling yes, but a confluence of events about people RIP who eventually paid the price as we all eventually do.