In 2016, a lot of really cool people died. To name but a few: Prince, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen, or three-fourths of my personal Mount Rushmore of musicians (Bob Dylan being the other one). It occurred to me that due to the immutable laws of the universe, cool people were going to keep dying, and I should do something to honor them. Thus spawned this series, “Cool People Who Died.” Now, cool people are going to keep dying, and most of them I probably won’t even know about. But when someone from the realm of pop-culture who has had an impact on me dies, I will do my best to honor them with a song. I’ll share the songs on this blog under the very clever aforementioned title.