Do you think people overuse/misuse the term "tragic death"?

@not4me (1713)
United States
February 9, 2007 8:52pm CST
I keep reading in other forums how Anna Nicole Smith's death was "tragic" because she was so young. I've heard this term many other times under similar circumstances. In my opinion, a tragic deaths involve the 9/11 deaths, a young child who is killed by a kidnapper and hate crimes just to name a few. When a woman who led a superficial, whorish and drug-induced life dies, this is not a tragedy as she brought her fate on herself. So what if she has a baby or was only 39? It's still not tragic. It is sad for the baby and pathetic and undignified for her, not tragic. On the other hand, maybe her baby will be better off living in a (hopefully) drug-free environment with a father who is relatively well put together.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I guess they are using "tragic" to attract viewers. I think they are trying to get the sympathy of the viewers that's why they use unecessary words like "tragic"
@not4me (1713)
• United States
10 Feb 07
No doubt news sources are doing that and maybe even a few here, but I'm talking about people in non-paid discussions. It's like all of a sudden she was a saint or something. Thanks for the response. :)
@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
10 Feb 07
You touch on a very good point. I tend to agree with you. Now it was unfortunate in that it WASN'T Paris Hilton and her little dog to but oh well. I can't think of a single positive thing that Anna Nicole did.