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Do you have a Mark Haines in your life?

Asked by mazingerz88 (20741points) May 25th, 2011

You may not have heard of Mark Haines or maybe you do. I don’t know him personally but merely watched him on TV hosting this morning business channel for 3 years, Monday to Friday. I liked his soft-speaking yet assertive voice, his great investing knowledge and incisive analyses of daily market trends. For 3 years I’ve watched his show every morning and now I found out he passed away. So sad. I felt like this when Lady Di died and when I watch that Oscar segment where they show clips of those industry collegues who died that year. Why do certain deaths affect you deeply and others do not? Do you have anybody who died that made you feel this melancholic?

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Seelix's avatar

I legitimately grieved when Johnny Cash and Kurt Vonnegut died.

mazingerz88's avatar

@erichw1504 Seriously? My former boss did not mind him being off the air. : )

erichw1504's avatar

@mazingerz88 whaaat?! he is the man!

Blueroses's avatar

I was very sad about Steve Irwin.

mazingerz88's avatar

@erichw1504 I think the loud piercing voice irritated others more than they got informed.

erichw1504's avatar

@mazingerz88 I enjoyed it. Almost as much as I enjoy this commercial.

Blueroses's avatar

@erichw1504 Vince only wishes he could be as cool as Billy. this version’s better

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

This is going to make me look like an idiot, but the honest answer is Anna Nicole Smith. I was crushed when she died. She had this sort of innocent sweetness about her that always drew me to her, and I just adored her. I definitely grieved George Carlin’s death, too.

I am touched when anyone dies. Death is sad.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Dusty Springfield

cazzie's avatar

I cried quite a bit when Sir Edmund Hillary died and when Steve Irwin died, but I had rather personal connections there, where I had actually met both of them, but only briefly, like one does with a brush with fame/hero. I’m sure there’s been others, but those two stand out for me.

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Cruiser's avatar

Frank Zappa bummed me out so did Kurt Vonnegut. 2 great artists who helped shape my creative side.

manolla's avatar

Michael Jackson, I grew up listening to his amazing songs, and loved him as a person as much as I loved him as an entertainer.

janedelila's avatar

Cobain. I think he was a fucking genius ruined by his disturbing insight on life.

cazzie's avatar

@noelleptc I got a chance to visit the Australian Zoo in the early days. That’s how I ran into him. It was a great set up. What freaked me out completely is that they let snakes go on ‘walk about’... there was this MASSIVE python just hanging out in the middle of the park, by the other snake enclosures. There was a temper-mental cockatoo that was just out of petting reach but my (now ex) husband wouldn’t let that get in his way. He reached up for it and it came down for him to scratch behind the head and then it just stayed there, letting him talk and pet him. One of the keepers walked up to us nearly freaking out saying.. ‘That bird doesn’t let ANYONE touch him!’ to which my husband replied..‘Well, I have a way with birds.’ (cue canned laughter). The keepers were very well informed and the presentations were all great and there was a real feeling of ‘conservation not captivity’ about it. It’s gotten much bigger since I visited in the mid 90’s, I understand. It would be great to go back.

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Ladymia69's avatar

@Blueroses Pretty funny about Vince Schlomo advertising the “slap-chop” when he got into that kerfuffle with the hooker in 2009!

Plucky's avatar

Michael Jackson

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