This is what I would write on my Facebook page if I was at my desk. I’m not going to write what I’m thinking, and am instead going to write what I’ve actually done.
WSoc news anchor Dan Fogle died at the age of 31 after suffering a heart attack just outside of his apartment building in New York City. His death was announced by his fellow news anchors on the evening news just before 10pm on Friday. News of his death came just hours after another prominent journalist and a former news anchor, Matt Kremnitzer, passed away.
Fogle’s death comes as a great shock for many of the people who knew him. He was a popular, outspoken, hard-hitting, and often controversial news anchor on the “WSoc News” and was also a columnist at the New York Post. He was known for his sharp, aggressive style of reporting and for his frequent use of colorful language and profanity.
He was, at the very least, a well-respected newsman. His death strikes me as sad, but at worst it’s a tragedy.
You don’t know how hard it is to be a celebrity these days. Sure, some people do it better than others, but it is a tough industry. The biggest names in the world are often not known even to the most dedicated fans. And now even those people are being killed by their fans.
I can understand how it must be hard seeing your name on the death notice of someone you know, but the fact that it is a death notice is telling. It reminds you that you’ve not only made a name for yourself, but also people who admire you. In this current environment, people are being killed for less than the fame of their celebrity status. In fact, the people who kill are often people who aren’t even celebrities themselves.
The truth is it’s hard for fans to understand the pain of losing someone they care about. It’s as if he’s some kind of symbol of the team, the fans, or the brand, or the company you’re a part of. All of these things are important to fans, but I think it’s easy to lose sight of it. The same thing is true with celebrities.
Like with celebrities, fans and celebrities die for different reasons. Fans are in mourning for their beloved celebrity, but it’s easy to forget they died for something even more important. The difference is that fans can die for a cause they believe in. Celebrities don’t have that privilege and can only die for those things they want to.
We have to admit it, but our point here is that we are not being cynical about the death of those who have died for good reasons. We are being focused on the good, the bad, and the unfortunate.
To put it bluntly, it’s the death of a man who was responsible for the murder of a woman who was a friend and ally of ours. He had been with us for years and was a great influence on all of us. His death is a reminder that we must protect our own.