It comes in threes

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Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member

Now Celine Dion's husband has passed away. 

I really do hope this is the end of, at least the celebrities. I find it very hard watching people die, knowng that its only a matter of time........

Sue - Trubrit

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  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    It's 4

    Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead died just after Christmas, he was 70.  David Bowie and Alan Rickman were 69, and Celine Dion's husband was 73.  All cancer.  It just sucks!

     

     

  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    Average Life Expectancy

    Average Life Expectancy

     

    78.7 years

    “U.S. expectancy in 2011 was 78.7 years, which is slightly below the OECD average of 80.1.

     

    For U.S. men, the average life expectancy is 76, while it's 81 for U.S. women. (At five years, this gap in life expectancy between men and women is smaller than the OECD average of six years).Nov 21, 2013”

     

    We’re going to go of something, right? Is it better to get run over by that proverbial Garbage Truck?

    This is why I always did what my mom told me to: "Always wear clean underwear, you just never know".

     

  • DaveHereInFlorida
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    Sadly, dying is a fact of

    Sadly, dying is a fact of life and it comes knocking on our door in various forms. It requires us to be ready at any moment and behooves us to give lots of considereation to eternity to be sure we are ready for that and knowing why.  It can only come thru the most important thing in this uniuverse-----a real personal relationship with the Creator of us all.  What could be more important and securing since we all know that time is coming soon (?)    It is the wise person that gets this issue taken care of  whi8lst there is still time.   

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Sadly, dying is a fact of

    Sadly, dying is a fact of life and it comes knocking on our door in various forms. It requires us to be ready at any moment and behooves us to give lots of considereation to eternity to be sure we are ready for that and knowing why.  It can only come thru the most important thing in this uniuverse-----a real personal relationship with the Creator of us all.  What could be more important and securing since we all know that time is coming soon (?)    It is the wise person that gets this issue taken care of  whi8lst there is still time.   

    Now the guy that played

    Now the guy that played Grizzly Adams. And apparently Celine Dion's brother only has days to live. He has brain, throat and tingue cancer. I heard Davic Bowie had liver. I'd like to know what Alan Rickman and the other actor had. Does anyone else here peruse the obituaries every day to see if they say the person passed from cancer? I find I'm a little obsessed by it.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    JanJan63 said:

    Now the guy that played

    Now the guy that played Grizzly Adams. And apparently Celine Dion's brother only has days to live. He has brain, throat and tingue cancer. I heard Davic Bowie had liver. I'd like to know what Alan Rickman and the other actor had. Does anyone else here peruse the obituaries every day to see if they say the person passed from cancer? I find I'm a little obsessed by it.

    Yeah, I'll admit to that

    Not every day, but I do go to Wikki Obits and check it out. 

    It does say Liver Cancer for David Bowie, and Heaven knows with his life-style he may have weakened it, but I'm not convinced it was liver mets that got him. We may or may never find out. 

    Dan Haggerty died of Cancer of the Spine. Nasty! I had a freind who died of that, and her last weeks were pure Hell. We all took it in turns to sit with her, and use the sucky thing in her mouth so that she didn't choke on her saliva. It was harrowing for her, it was harrowing to watch. 

    I see Alan Rickman died of Pancreatic Cancer. 

    Really, Cancer is not our friend. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Yeah, I'll admit to that

    Not every day, but I do go to Wikki Obits and check it out. 

    It does say Liver Cancer for David Bowie, and Heaven knows with his life-style he may have weakened it, but I'm not convinced it was liver mets that got him. We may or may never find out. 

    Dan Haggerty died of Cancer of the Spine. Nasty! I had a freind who died of that, and her last weeks were pure Hell. We all took it in turns to sit with her, and use the sucky thing in her mouth so that she didn't choke on her saliva. It was harrowing for her, it was harrowing to watch. 

    I see Alan Rickman died of Pancreatic Cancer. 

    Really, Cancer is not our friend. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    Pancreatic, poor guy. My

    Pancreatic, poor guy. My mother died from pancreatic cancer. I was just reading a Stephen King novel when she got the diagnosis and I still remember the part where the book said a character had pancreatic cancer and at least it was a fast one. I remember how it hit me right in the gut. I think there have been advances since she passed in 1997, though.

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    JanJan63 said:

    Pancreatic, poor guy. My

    Pancreatic, poor guy. My mother died from pancreatic cancer. I was just reading a Stephen King novel when she got the diagnosis and I still remember the part where the book said a character had pancreatic cancer and at least it was a fast one. I remember how it hit me right in the gut. I think there have been advances since she passed in 1997, though.

    Pancreatic cancer is reputed to be rare

    but  there have been so many famous people who have died from pancreatic cancer: Patrick Swayze, Steve Jobs, Sally Ride, Pavarotti, Michael Landon, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd- and the list goes on and on, it seems. BUT there also  those who  are survivors, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has battled both colon and pancreatic cancers, and is still working, still with us. 

    Cancer in all its forms is a hatelful disease and no-one, rich or poor,  young or old,  famous or  not,  seems out of reach of its hateful ability to strike people down. If there is one positive out of all this sadness and misery, it is that cancer is getting more attention, and hopefully that attention will lead to more research and more breakthroughs.  My hope, as both a  polio survivor and a cancer patient/survivor, is that one day more effecitve  preventive and/or therapeutic vaccines for most cancers or a cure for all cancers will be developed  and cancer will be as rare as polio is now.