Mourning the loss of icons

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- In 2016, the world mourned the loss of political leaders, sports icons, famous musicians and Hollywood greats, most recently actress Carrie Fisher and singer George Michael.

So how do celebrity deaths affect people? Is it okay to mourn people we’ve never met?

Family counselor Dr. Rachel Glik sheds light on the grieving process and the role social media plays in remembering icons.