THERE are only 12 public figures you know left after this week’s flurry of celebrity deaths, it has been confirmed.
The recent passing of Henry Kissinger, Alistair Darling and Shane MacGowan means there are only a dozen celebrities that you recognise remaining, and even that number is set to dwindle by the start of 2024.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “2016 was notable for thinning the herd, but 2023 has been just as brutal. If you’re famous and still alive, well done.
“From Matthew Perry to Sinéad O’Connor, every corner of celebrity has been ravaged. In comparison, the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was a non-event.
“You probably started to notice celebrities disappearing when they announced the contestants for Strictly Come Dancing. Rather than being a host of familiar faces, they’ve gradually become a smorgasbord of strangers.
“By this time next year the last few will have slipped away and you’ll be marooned in a cultural wilderness of TikTok stars and high profile vloggers. Your grandparents went through a similar thing in the late Seventies, so ask them for tips on how to cope.”
Martin Bishop from Hastings said: “Can’t we protect them in a special zoo or something? Once David Attenborough goes there won’t be any point in living.”