Thousands, possibly tens of thousands, human beings pass on to the 'afterlife' every day. All significant in their own circles of family, friends, colleagues, etc... However, it is challenging to imagine how it must feel to be known, recognized and admired by tens of millions. The pressure, the daily living and even going out to buy a drink must be an ordeal. Being born with a gift and having the drive to present it to the world on that scale is even more difficult to fathom. But this guy did it and then some. A defining artist for so many everywhere. Did he realize his impact? Probably not. How could you?
Rest in Peace. Thank you.