The reason it seems multiple cultural icons are dying every day is not that more people are suddenly dying, and not because we’re simply hearing about a greater percentage of those who are dying, but because the critical mass of our cultural icons (and of our culture, in general, in the macrocosm) have matured to the point where we have entered what may be called Critical Requiem Mass. Not to be flippant, please understand.
So, don’t freak out because this is part of the New Normal, but do understand it *is* part of the New Normal.
(I’m ruling this more appropriate to WordPress than FB. So be it.)