Obviously a good day to die; legendary film director Ingmar Bergman, French actor Michel Serrault, archetypal cockerney geezaah Mike Reid AND newspaper editor Richard Stott have all passed on in the last few hours. As well as US journalists Tom Snyder and Marvin Zindler. (May they all rest in peace, condolences to the families.) I can’t remember a day when 5 Live have had to announce so many deaths.
Bergman will, you’d imagine, garner the most attention - but any which way you look at it, it’s boom time for obituary writers. And if you happened to be a bowser manufacturer who writes obituaries as a part-time on-demand job, it’s probably the equivalent to winning the lottery.
But why today? Could it be that Death has just finished reading the final “Harry Potter” and was disappointed with the survival rate?
PS - it’s just occurred to me that almost NO-ONE in the target audience of “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey” would, at the time, have understood the “playing games with Death” reference. Myself included, to be honest.