One of my courses this semester is Fundamentals of Public Relations. This week’s assignment: write a celebrity obituary for someone still living. I like homework where I get to kill off someone. Especially a rich and famous someone.
I immediately thought of the usual suspects, like Amy Winehouse, the Gosselins, Pete Doherty, Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods…there are just so many to choose from! I just couldn’t decide and even considered having all these celebs die at the same Hollywood party from bad sushi. Or maybe too many bubbles in the champagne. It wouldn’t even feel like homework. Alas, I can only kill off one.
Ok, so here’s the criteria: Living celeb, under 40, someone who’s death would be a total shock, and someone who’s career milestones I could list in their obit. That immediately disqualifies several of my favourite candidates. Being arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour is not considered a career milestone. Neither is a boob job.
I put the question to my man and he came back with Leonardo DiCaprio. Not a bad suggestion, but I think I may not be the only one to kill him. So, I decided to put the question to you, blog reader. Who should I kill and how should they die?