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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Mourning Sickness

Disparaged by critics as the new opiate of the masses, "mourning sickness" is the relatively recent phenomenon of collective public grieving for murder victims and celebrities who have died. Princess Diana's death in 1997 prompted one of the most widespread examples of this in the UK, where makeshift memorials quickly became gathering places for public displays of mourning. The advent of the Internet provided the public with a new forum in which to share their grief. Who was Anna Svidersky? More...
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:35:15 AM

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Calling this "sickness" is too far-fetched, IMO.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:24:47 PM

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I find this behavior in people to be disgusting.
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 3:31:56 PM

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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Anna Svidersky who was born in Russia. on April 26, 1988 and passed away on April 20, 2006 at the age of 17. While working at Mcdonaldes in Vancouver washington even though i did not know her she has touched my heart.

Anna Esther Svidersky (April 26, 1988–April 20, 2006) was a teenager who lived in the U.S. city of Vancouver, Washington, and was murdered while working in a McDonald's restaurant, by schizophrenic sex offender David Barton Sullivan. News of her death quickly spread worldwide, initially through the internet friends site MySpace, where she had a personal page, and then through other similar sites. This created an effect of mass grief and mourning for her, mostly from people who had previously known nothing about her. It has led to the creation of memorial web pages and memorial online videos, one of which has been viewed over 2,000,000 times

Anna Svidersky was born in Russia. Her family came from Novoorenburg, a small city near the border with Kazakhstan and about 900 miles southeast of Moscow They moved to California before her second birthday. She has a brother, Peter, one year older, and sisters, Christina, one year younger, and Elizabeth, seven years younger. In 2001 her mother, Esther, moved with the children to Vancouver, where she has relatives, after a divorce from Andrew Svidersky.
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