Why does it seem stars from my generation* have such a hard time staying alive?

What gives, yo?

I mean, life’s a bitch and all but come on Gen Xers, don’t let all that depressing music from the Nineties go to your head…

Or your heart.

Man**…

I tell ya, last year we lost such notable Gen Xers as Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell*** and, before them, Scott Weiland a couple years ago, not to mention all those Gen Xer stars we lost early in their prime: Kurt Cobain, Tupac, Biggie, Layne Staley, Shannon Hoon, Bradley Nowell, and god knows how many others I’ve failed to mention.

And now this year we continue the tragic Gen X endings with the tragic death of Dolores O’Riordan.

By the time my generation gets in its natural zone of death, it seems all the stars from it will be long gone with no big names left for me to pay tribute.

But, as is evident by Delores’ recent passing, it’s painfully obvious the premature dying off of famous Gen Xers will continue unabated and I sincerely would like to pay a heartfelt tribute to the life of Dolores, for hers was a unique and beautiful voice that defined my generation*.

Sadly, like the death of Scott Weiland, I kind of saw it coming
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Remember the Nineties…

Back when both music and movies were awesome.

I saw an oh-so-true meme (or whatever those little poster-thingies are that mostly gush with quirky sayings…and cats) bouncing around the internet the other day that said something to the effect:

I still think the Nineties were a decade ago

What the heck?

And they aren’t?

Anyway…

It was the Cranberries.

The group just popped into my head a couple of minutes ago for whatever reason and got me to thinking about all this Nineties stuff.

They were there – killing it – and then they were gone.

I remember they broke up over something as seriously silly (and a bit redundant when put into the context of this sentence) as a break up…

Something like the lead singer’s boyfriend dumped her and she became unraveled?

I guess I could activate the google side of my brain for the real truth.

But I’m more content with the less-accurate but comfortably fuzzy memories right now.

Anyway, here’s one of their hits from, oh I don’t know, a year or two ago maybe…