As 2015 draws to a close, we’re thinking of legends of the arts and entertainment who’ve just passed away, and so are the residents of Springfield.
On Sunday December 27th Abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly died. Lisa was feeling a faded shade of blue and convinced her dad to take her to the art museum. Homer, thinking of his own brush with creative expression, found himself equally touched, and the pair had a wonderful afternoon exploring abstraction and color.
On the same day, The Harlem Globtrotters’ basketball legend Meadowlark Lemon passed away at age 83. Even though he wouldn’t admit it, Krusty felt a brief twinge of sadness knowing one of the best physical comedians of the last century was gone.
And Monday, Otto learned he’d outlived God. Rock legend Lemmy, founder of the band Motorhead, who had outrun diabetes, heart arrhythmia, hematoma, and having a defibrillator implanted, succumbed to cancer. Otto cranked up his record player, stacked up Hawkwind LPs, and spent the day, night, and next morning … and afternoon jamming out to some of the best space rock and metal from the 1970s and 80s.
Lemmy never stopped performing and touring, earlier this year he prophesied that he’d die on stage. Bart was pretty upset too…
Here’s to 2016, and legends living forever in our memories.