Several times over the last few months, I’ve started to write a post mourning the loss of someone I admired or was at least sad to see go. Every time I started, another one walked the plank – Patrick McGoohan, John Mortimer, Tony Hart, John Martyn, Lux Interior – so I’ve been scared to do it in case it’s my latent psychic powers bumping them off.

Clearly, mentioning it here is a risk, if my theory is true, so if Morrissey starts to look a bit peaky, think up an alibi for me.