"Unfortunately, One of the world's brightest shining stars which once held prominence as the necessary surge of light guiding the path of the era of everlasting prosperity, has on this day finally imploded on itself, fading into absolute obscurity after the slow but inevitable burning out period of existing as an intermittent flicker" Or, if I wanted to go with something slightly less pretentious.
"Did you hear what's his face died?"
"Yeah, I heard!"
"I heard he saved a bus full of sick kids from a herd of rabid polar bears..."
"Well I heard he died trying to help evacuate an elderly center that was ablaze.."
"The world is truly a darker place on this day....."
"So....Did anyone check his wallet....?"