Death makes headlines.
Naturally, it becomes a newsworthy topic when a top celebrity dies because it is simply “interesting.” It is interesting how and why he or she did.
What makes it more interesting is the observation of the rich and famous while one believes them to have it all.
When the Joneses are not as perfect as they were made out to be, suddenly we take interest in the story.
It is only natural to want to discover the background or underlying details of why a celebrity passes away.
When Michael Jackson died, everyone was inevitably interested in every last detail.
People were interested in the cause of his death as well as what will happen to his money and his enormous estate.
Sources say that Jackson’s former manager has recently pursued a lawsuit, claiming a 15 percent stake, believing he is entitled to a sizable share of the singer’s post-death earnings.
The enormous estate has earned a sum of more than $300 million since the legendary singer’s death in June 2009.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs received a large amount of publicity even after his death.
The release of his biography may have substantially contributed to the attention the late inventor has received.
Former Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno’s death was no different, as well as the death of late legendary singer Whitney Houston.
Jobs, Paterno and Houston are still getting post-death publicity.
Surely that must be the way of the world, as it is only when someone dies that the gory facts are revealed.
Though there must be a boundary dividing privacy and respect for the dead.
It is simply cruel to simultaneously stir controversy over possible drug use or alleged scandals as a family is quietly attempting to mourn its loss.
A recent document proved the truth behind the inspiration to Jobs’ inventions.
He teased the use of LSD and other hallucinogens to experiment with his company.
It does seem to have worked.
But where are these allegations coming from?
More importantly, why now?
Paterno’s death will not go to rest until the sex scandal involving former PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is put to rest.
However, that does not seem to be a valid reason to keep some of Paterno’s family members and friends on the edge of their seats stirring and contemplating what will be said next.
Similar to Paterno’s case, more and more information and details are being released on Houston’s death.
What started as many Twitter users and news sources claiming it to be a possible connection to prescription pills and a possible drowning in a bath tub, unraveled to a homosexual tale of drugs and suicide.
Sources say Houston’s Beverly Hilton hotel room was littered with prescription pill bottles.
Bottles of alcohol, Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax and a sleeping medication were found as sedatives to concoct the dangerous blend conducting her suicide.
Many are now claiming that she used her former husband to disguise her true sexuality.
Thus saying she was a closet lesbian who did not know how to come out to the world.
Without Houston being able to confirm or deny any of these rumors or claims, what is the point of making them?
In a world where death stories conquer ones of new life, where is the boundary placed for privacy and respect?