Which is to say, 2016 is not a bad, dark, forboding year, the moon is not in the seventh house of death, yada yada…
What we got going on is an intersection of boomer / X-er demographics … none of us are truly young anymore…. with the democratization of stardom that was made possible under modern mass media.
IE, it seems like a lot of celebrities are dying because there are a lot of celebrities and a lot of them are at an age where they can die and quite a few of them have because they are old or borderline old.
This actually isn’t going to change. So, expect 2017 to be similar.