But RIP to one of the all-time great entertainers.
No, but the fact that she passed just before the New Year, startled me however. Still she lived a really great life, and we can respect and appreciate her Legacy.
Yeah, I think startling is a good word, especially with her 100th on the horizon. It definitely (tbh, immediately) crossed my mind as soon as I saw the ads for it that she could pass before the big event, but then to see the headline on New Year's, I kinda felt it a little deeper than if she hadn't really been on my mind recently. Still she's one of those people who it would have always been both a surprise and not a surprise, since she was so vital in her old age.
Also I love to think she was totally trolling People Magazine and the rest of us with her last tweet advertising their cover on her 100th. One last joke.
Reminds me of this from another comic legend we lost in 2021.