This may amaze and shock you, but we managed to get through the first day of 2017 without a single celebrity death. Told you it was amazing!
I know better than to view this as a sign that the new year will be a better one. The Universe has a perverse way of sensing even the smallest particle of hope and smacking it down hard. If we all cry, "Huzzah, no famous people died today! 2017's off to a great start!" then tomorrow the Universe will just down an entire jumbo jet full of celebs.
So let's just all nod knowingly and be quietly grateful that no one in the public eye was snuffed out yesterday, and that no other horrifying disasters occurred on January 1st (that I know of).