It seems we can be forgiven after all for weeping over the deaths of celebrities we never meet. We mourn our own fragility, faced with the reminder that nobody can live forever.
The Fifth Beatle, George Martin, has left us, so we turn to a musician who has been infinitely touched by his work to give the eulogy.
Rob Idol is back with his Current Affairs Wrap, which deals with the loss of three great talents, the furore of a PM at Mardi Gras and one man who is dealing with people calling 1-900 Mix-A-Lot.
What a week. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman. We should be sad, right? Wrong. They haven’t gone anywhere.