In memoriam: By Rick Kogan Chicago Tribune
Posted by Media Reader on December 29, 2023, 11:27 pm
In memoriam: Amid the holidays and hopes for a new year, we remember who and what we lost in 2023
By Rick Kogan
Published: Dec 27, 2023 at 5:30 am
Every year, amid the holiday hoopla, music and general merriment, we must concern ourselves with the shadow of mortality. The end of each year brings memories of the people who have vanished during the previous 12 months and places and things too, and I ask my arts and entertainment colleagues to recall some of what we lost. These annual lists could easily go on and on but they are shorter, subjective gatherings that, in a fashion, tell you something about the people writing them. You will find some surprises here, as in I did not know so-and-so died, but also some pleasant memories, some smiles, and you might even be compelled to travel the internet, where life goes on forever. So, read what we have to say, some personal memories and regrets and, as I tell you every December, shed a tear if you must, but also know that life goes on and this coming new year, like any new year, is filled with promise.
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