There isn’t any correct way to grieve for the loss of a famous stranger but if you do feel grief it is probably because that person touched your heart or your life in some way. Whoever that person was you feel sad because that person made you think or feel something and now they have passed over, taking those special memories with them. If you do feel sad accept that you are grieving the loss of something that was important and meant something to you. You are NOT being ridiculous so take some time to pause, reflect and cry if you need to. It might help to talk to your family and friends because the chances are they might be feeling the same if the person was someone very famous like Cilla Black, who touched the hearts of people of all ages and from all backgrounds. You might find the endless media tributes do more harm than good so it might help to turn all that off for a while.
Above all, please don’t feel you are being silly grieving over someone you have never met. If that person touched your heart they are worth your time, tears and your respect because the heart has such power. You need to say goodbye in your own unique way and when you have done crying you can look forward to a new relationship with them in spirit – because in spirit love (whether it be for a partner, family member, friend, pet or a celebrity) never truly dies.