Africa, Celebrity Death Watch, celebrity deaths, Chinua Acbebe, famous for nothing, film critics, low-brow entertainment, reality television, Roger Ebert, Shane Gandee, Things Fall Apart, those who can't do become critics
The world has lost two very special people in recent days, both of whom made significant contributions to popular culture and the arts. There will be others who will follow in the trails these men blazed and perhaps forge paths of their own, leading us into mysterious lands yet undreamed. But never again will we see the likes of these two.
Shane Gandee: The cretinous reality TV yob is believed to have perished along with two other yokels of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Roger Ebert: The beloved film critic and prosthetics enthusiast succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer.
Goodbye, dear friends, goodbye. The arts are poorer for your loss.
Also, for the sake of completeness, some dude from Africa, Chinua Achebe, kicked off a couple of weeks ago. No, we hadn’t heard of him either–he wrote a book or something.