We’re being told to not dismiss the grief at the passing of a celebrity.
Ray Henry from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy was speaking on Northern Sound following the death of Caroline Flack at the weekend.
He said media has allowed people to feel as if they personally knew a celebrity, which can lead to a genuine sadness or grief when they die.
He added that this feeling is inter-generational, and had been seen with the deaths of Big Tom and Kobe Bryant.
Listen back to Ray’s conversation with Aaron McElroy on The Wider View below.