That's really only true if they died in the midst of an active career. Most of these people retired decades ago. They're old and that's what old people do. They die. Everything they ever did is still out there. They weren't making anything new anyhow. What difference does it make, if you had no personal connection ot them?Personally, the passing of any celebrity has no effect on me whatsoever. If it's somebody whose work that I Iiked I might find it a bit sad but I'm no happier or sadder at hearing their passing than I was before I found out that they had died. I think that, for me, it's because I've never been someone who's really never been into hero worshipping while growing up, and as an adult I don't care about getting autographs very much, and I'm not into photo ops either. I might respect someone for what they've done, particularly if they've done something particularly noteworthy outside of acting, singing, etc. but I can't say that I idolize them. The closest I come to that is greatly admiring Chesty Puller and would have loved to have met him, but that's in large part due to me being a Marine, few Marines don't admire Chesty who's a legend in the Corps.