There’s always mixed emotions when a celebrity passes away. Many grieve for the fallen star, but some reprimand those for considering their death more tragic or more important than someone who isn’t in the limelight.
Every death is a tragedy to someone. We only pay our condolences to those who have touched our lives in some way. If we lamented every single death we learned of, we wouldn’t have any energy to celebrate life.
Actors have the opportunity to touch many more lives than the average person; it’s the nature of their profession. Thus, we feel more of a connection to them when they pass. Of course, we must remind ourselves that they are just people, like ourselves. We should celebrate them for how they entertained and inspired us, not for their fame.
Rest in peace, Paul Walker. Thank you for entertaining us, and for reminding us that all life is precious, not just the ones we see on the screen.