Home Forums Speakers Corner The curse of 2016 continues Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Pages 1 2 >> Next… The curse of 2016 continues Belatucadrus 16:38 24 Dec 2016 Locked Answered Status Quo's Rick Parfitt dies aged 68 Click Here canarieslover 19:24 24 Dec 2016 He and Quo have been part of the musical background to my life for so many years. I will miss that driving sound for sure. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:26 25 Dec 2016 RIP Rick Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:34 25 Dec 2016 And now George Michael has gone as well click here Belatucadrus 01:52 26 Dec 2016 Never a fan but I did appreciate how good a voice he had. At the Freddie Mercury memorial concert he was one of very few stars that could do Freds vocals justice on their cover versions of Queen clasics. A sad loss for his fans. canarieslover 09:52 26 Dec 2016 George Michael was another one living life in the fast lane. No doubt that he was talented but couldn't handle the fame without chemical assistance. Shame that it had to end so early. Quickbeam 23:50 26 Dec 2016 And now Nana Royle with a week of 2016 still to run. Forum Editor 08:24 27 Dec 2016 Human nature is a strange thing. People die all the time, and famous people are no different. Our brains are designed to recognise patterns, and sometimes that makes us think we see them when really they don't exist. Almost every year around Christmas there will be deaths that make the news, and stories about a jinx or curse will start to circulate. This year is no different. Look back through the records, and you'll find that on average, just as many famous people die each year. Belatucadrus 18:13 27 Dec 2016 & Carrie Fisher & Douglas Adams Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:32 27 Dec 2016 Belatucadrus Douglas Adams went awhile back Think you mean Richard Adams Think we're above average this year. morddwyd 19:26 27 Dec 2016 "Think we're above average this year." I suspect the reporting is above averafe, not the death rate. It's ridiculous to talk of a"curse!. Pages 1 2 >> Next… This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.