Not since the death of Freddie Mercury have I felt so acutely the passing of someone I've never met and do not know. I'm not one for knee-jerk reactions to celebrity deaths and I almost didn't write this because I had to ask myself why this mattered.
Then I realised that when some people die you do actually feel like something special has gone out of this world. That everything is left a little smaller and more diminished. And years later you'll still wonder what kind of world this would be if they were still in it.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Lee McQueen, not because I knew him or thought I knew him but because it seemed that he had so much to live for and so much still to do. He should still be here and I just wish he could've found the strength to stick around.
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