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The BBC reported:
“We are only four months in, but it’s already been a dark, dark 2016”

“Enough, 2016” and a more vulgar alternative are phrases people are uttering.

It now seems rare for a week to pass without a significant celebrity death being reported.

It’s a jump from only five between January and late March 2012 to a staggering 24 in the same period this year.

Drawing: David Hyde Pierce in Curtains on Broadway

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David Hyde Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, winning four Emmys for the role.

In August and September 2006, he starred as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in Curtains, staged at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA. It transferred to Broadway in March 2007 with David winning a Tony for his performance as a leading actor in a musical.

In 2010 he appeared on the West End stage in a revival of David Hirson’s play La Bête directed by Matthew Warchus, before it also moved to New York. David signed my sketch at the Harold Pinter Theatre’s stage door in London.