When I was young and a celebrity died, I often wondered why people got so upset. After all, they didn't really know this person, why get bent out of shape over their passing?
When Tom Petty died five years ago I understood, writing this in my memorial blog post, "Petty's music brought me a lot of joy in life, and did so over several decades. I'm sorry to see him go."
I followed two groups religiously when I was in high school, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac, and today I got word that Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has died. I "believe in the five", but the five are no more.
You Make Lovin' Fun was my favorite song of hers. I got to see her at the end of my freshman year at West Point, when she performed at Eisenhower Hall on a tour promoting her solo album, and again when I saw Fleetwood Mac in 2014. Her music brought me a lot of joy in life, and did so over several decades. I'm sorry to see her go.