Do you ever have times when you hear something, some "news", that makes you really quite sad? Even though the "news" involved may be far from recent?
I remember getting that feeling several years ago when I googled (or whatever the technology was in those days) Jon Pertwee, only to find out that he'd died of a heart attack a few years earlier while on holiday in New York. I remember Jon Pertwee fondly both for Doctor Who (though he was only my second-favourite doctor, Tom Baker taking that particular prize) and for Worzel Gummidge, a Sunday afternoon childhood memory. Very sad.
Anyway, I digress. Got exactly the same feeling today. I don't know why but I was thinking about films, more specifically about French films, which I like and which I haven't bought for quite a while. I googled my favourite French actor, Michel Serrault, only to find that he died a couple of years ago. Again, it left me feeling really sad. Especially to find out also that he was based in Honfleur, which I know so well.
I'm not sure I should google my next-favourite French actor (Jean Reno), just in case I find something out I don't want to know!