How we mourn the famous reveals something much larger about our culture as a whole:

How we mourn the famous reveals that perhaps we don’t want to grieve in private–in fact, grieving in private is the antithesis to the way we have mourned throughout history. Individuals have turned to social media to express grief because we no longer have tangible rituals or customs that are practiced by the community at large. These rituals used to succeed in uniting a community after a death.

Read the rest of the article over at Dirge Magazine.