when a fictional person dies many people who have invested time in that character struggle to come to terms with it. when a celebrity dies, it is very similar to the fictional character, unless of course you’ve known them personally in which case you mourn the person, not the celebrity (possibly both)
van goghs last words before he died were ‘I wish I could pass away like this…’
A few moments later his wish was fulfilled and he had found the rest he could not find on earth. He did not paint any pictures of himself dying to leave for his friends. he wasn’t that kind of man.
play it one more time. play it all night long.