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colinwalker
colinwalker
There have been a number of "celebrity" deaths recently, usually people we recall from our childhoods and a pang of nostalgia makes us pause briefly, perhaps dig out an old book or album. The passing of Stephen Hawking feels different, like something fundamental has just been removed fr... colinwalker.blog
devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker Yeah, good point that we never felt sorry for him.

vanessa
vanessa

@colinwalker Very well put. Sad news to wake up to, but what a legacy he leaves.

desparoz
desparoz

@colinwalker The world has lost an amazing mind. 300 years to the day that Galileo passed away, no less. RIP, Professor.

dgold
dgold

@desparoz that was his birthday! Jan 8.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker I had a similar feeling when Bowie and Lou Reed died

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Yeah, certain people affect us in a particular way, transcending their niche or time to leave a bigger dent in the universe.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker Sure. The weird thing is how much attention some deaths get, while others are more or less ignored.

desparoz
desparoz

@dgold Ahh, thanks. Must have misunderstood and clearly didn't fact check enough!