When someone we’ve admired dies, it is a normal human emotion to grieve. If that person is a celebrity and we have admired them from afar, it is still the same as losing a loved one. We still mourn and grieve.
There have been so many celebrities throughout the years who’s deaths have made such an impact on the fans who admired and respected them. Is this normal behavior? You bet it is and according to many psychiatrists.
We experience so many emotions, that it would only make sense that grief would be one those emotions as well. We grieve the loss of loved ones whom we know and we grieve the loss of celebrities that we’ve never met because we like them, we love their acting, their singing, or whatever their career may be, we admire the contributions they have made to their communities.
By connecting with other fans via social media, each can share their feelings and talk to others as a way of healing. According to Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. with the Center for Loss & Life Transition, the more we feel connected to someone famous, the more likely we are to experience grief when they die.
I am inserting a link to Dr. Wolfelt’s site for all to read.