If it's not, it sure feels like it. I know it's early in this year and this carries into last year, but the last 12 months or so seem to have been particularly brutal. I realize we're getting older so the chances of losing our favorite rock starts from the 60s, 70s, 80s etc. is getting higher as we all get older. But this last year has been awful! Seems like every few weeks we lose another star.