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I am sadder about the death of Natasha Richardson than I intend to be about the death of Jade Goody. Is this wrong?

By Tim Footman  

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone… Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone…

As far as I know, as I type this, Jade Goody is still alive, black-edged tribute copy of OK magazine notwithstanding. Natasha Richardson, however, is not, having succumbed to a head injury sustained in a skiing accident.

And I’m sad. Sad for the premature loss of a life, of a mother, a wife, a daughter. Of course, the death of Jade Goody will be a cause for glumness too, for the same reasons. But I will…

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