My cmnt: It always seems more tragic when the rich, the famous or the beautiful die young. We say, ‘She had so much to live for’ or ‘Such a pity to lose one so beautiful’ or ‘If I had his money I would have taken better care of myself.’ But would you? So many of the rich and famous young die by their own hands. This certainly seems counter intuitive at least. Why do these, of all people, commit suicide, either intentionally or carelessly?
My cmnt:Do these unfortunate offspring of the rich and famous, or those who obtain riches and fame at an early age, truly experience the old saying: Money (and fame) can’t buy happiness? Why do so many of the rich and famous, as they age, seek to buy the respect and admiration of their social peers by becoming political (almost always democrat) or ‘activists’?
My cmnt:Be that as it may, it is tragic and heartrending when anyone dies young. The friends and family left behind never really get over it and will always wonder why. But what is ‘too young to die?’ We say, ‘She had the rest of her life ahead of her.’ When don’t you? When you’re 60 or 70 or 80?
My cmnt: Life is so precious yet we take it for granted and assume there will always be a tomorrow. As these people show (below) – being rich, famous, beautiful, or talented does not necessarily spare one from untimely death. And because we know that life is fragile and often short – how should we then live?
Actress and model Charlbi Dean died suddenly at age 32, PEOPLE confirmed Tuesday. Aug 30, 2022.
On Wednesday, Alex Jacobs told Rolling Stonethat his sister’s sudden death in New York City on Monday happened after she began experiencing “minor” symptoms and soon asked her fiancé, Luke Volker, to take her to an emergency room. She died just hours later.
“This happened literally within the span of a day: getting a headache, going to sleep, waking up her boyfriend and saying please take me to the hospital,” Jacobs, 21, told Rolling Stone.
Jacobs told Rolling Stone that Dean was involved in a “very, very bad car accident” around 2009, after which doctors removed her spleen. She also suffered broken ribs and a broken back in the accident, according to her brother.
“[The spleen is] involved in fighting off infections, and that could have had something to do what happened,” Jacobs said. “Her spleen not being there just added on to the reason why she perhaps couldn’t fight it off.”
The South African born actress was active on her social media, with her final post shared several days ago. Dean posted a series of professional modeling pictures on Instagram.
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The problem with Western society is that we try to hide death and dying, when that feature of life is actually the only thing we are guaranteed to experience. While this is also becoming a problem in Eastern societies, the process of the community exposure to death remains there more visible as a result of the more recent exposure to postmodernism.