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28 Dec, 2016 00:42

‘Dear 2016, f*** you!’ Social media reacts angrily to string of celebrity deaths

‘Dear 2016, f*** you!’ Social media reacts angrily to string of celebrity deaths

As part of an internet trend, the year 2016 is being personified and roundly told to get lost, or words to that effect, following a spate of celebrity deaths that has seemingly left many social media users emotionally scarred.

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The death of Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher at the age of 60 on Tuesday appears to have prompted the latest barrage of fury directed at the last 12 months, with Twitter users posting messages beginning with “Dear 2016.”

It comes just after the world heard of the demise of 53-year-old pop legend George Michael, who is thought to have died of heart failure on Christmas Day, and in the same year that David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen and many other famous folk passed away.

Examples of the outrage leveled at the calendar year include desperate pleas for the Grim Reaper to take Donald Trump or Woody Allen instead.

One person even suggested that the deaths of popular personalities was “destroying her childhood.”

Meanwhile another distraught internet denizen used Twitter to tell 2016 to “Go swimming in the fires of Mordor.

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