In an age where heroes are as rare as happiness, we are continually told that celebrities are the substitute. Society has strayed so far off the path of purpose, and has manufactured substitute ideals that are more figments of desire, than models to emulate. Modern time has lost examples of heroism, but we still have the need for people to admire and believe in. So it is not unusual to see the attention that is being paid to the passing of an entertainment icon.
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