People on social media were bereft with grief today as a musician they didn’t know, but who was lauded by people they do know, died in his or her sleep. The mourning for the apparently much-loved musician person was led by Twitter users who present radio shows and have a big blue tick next to their name.
Danielle Gray, 32, marketing officer said; ‘As soon as I saw that both Huey Morgan and Bob Harris had tweeted an RIP about the same person I had to go on to YouTube and find videos of that person and then do an RIP of my own and post a link to the YouTube video on my timeline.’
‘I could tell it really struck a chord because I got seven retweets, but I was genuinely sad because I think, had I known about the dead person before they were dead, I would probably have liked their music.’
Since the person died earlier today bittorent downloads of their music have rocketed by over 700%.