Commentary: Betty White, Sidney Poitier and Bob Saget are especially tough losses now

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New York Daily News

Betty White’s death put the crummy capper on the rough year that was 2021. Sidney Poitier’s passing showed 2022 might not be any better. And then Bob Saget’s death hit like a gut punch. The last thing we need at this time — with omicron raging and people still getting into fights over mask-wearing after nearly two years — is having beloved entertainers die. White and Poitier had built up decades of goodwill for their performances and for who they were as people. Everybody, it seemed, loved Betty White. She was on TV before TV was a thing, on a 1939 broadcast when the technology was in its infa…

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