In the latest run of hoaxes, the death of four 73 year-old celebrities has been announced, sending fans to their Facebook page to pay tribute.
Singer/songwriter Roberto Carlos dead 2015, singer and conductor Plácido Domingo, actor and producer Nick Nolte and 73-year-old singer, songwriter, musician and poet Bob Dylan.
Recently, the 73-year-old American folk singer announced that his new album will be released on 2nd February 2015.
You might wonder what perked my interest in looking up who had died recently. Answer: my age. You see, I'll be 73 tomorrow. And I consider reaching this age, whole of body (discounting artificial hips) and mind, as a triumph.
I've lived through the determination to take risks in my teenage years by riding pillion with no protective gear on a fast motorbike. When I graduated as top of the class in a Melbourne modeling school at the age of 16, I didn't get sucked into the hopeless life of advancement via casting couches (thanks to my father's intervention).
As a young adult I gave birth to three children and survived toxemia. I've weathered the storm of my first husband's nervous breakdown, and the trauma of my children's teenage years.
As an adult, I barely survived a traumatic marriage break-up and moved to England all alone to find a job within a week. I met my present husband in the UK, and have made a new life for last 26 years, during which I learned of two of my children's deaths ten years apart.
Now, at 73 tomorrow, I'm old. Who knows what will come in the future? 'The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind'. My husband might survive the cancer wracking his body and we will live together for many years to come. If not, I face another upheaval, hoping with all my heart I'll continue to adapt.
I think that's what life is all about: being able to bend before the wind rather than remain rigid and snap.
If you learn anything from this article, let it be to accept what comes, learn, and move on, always believing in your ability to see the positive side of any challenge.