Obituaries : Scottish Journalist Has Died, Cause of her Death is Breast Cancer.
Friends and families are paying tributes on social media to Beloved Deborah Jane Orr who recently passed away.
Deborah Jane Orr (23 September 1962 – 20 October 2019) was a Scottish journalist who worked for The Guardian, The Independent and other publications.
Cause of Death.
Deborah Jane Orr after a long battle with breast cancer,
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
RIP Deborah Orr. Sadly an excellent Journalist passed due to cancer, born in Motherwell SCO, and successful in British media & internationally. Reputation for being fierce and smart. Obitury below, an exemplar & interesting opinion piece of hers linked ‘Modern Life is lonely’
“Practical people doing practical things – travelling far for a job opportunity, opting for the accommodation they can afford, under unbending rules – learn the hard way that human beings can only take so much practical. Loneliness always increases as societies modernise. Loneliness is an ailment of modernity.
Most people understand that loneliness is neither necessarily felt by people who are alone, nor alien to people who are always with others. The great prophylactic against loneliness is feeling that you are part of something bigger than yourself – a family, a friendship group, a community, a benign universe, whatever. Even a community with little in the way of material resources finds some contentment in being in a group of people who are all in it together.
Individualism is the opposite of that. It demands that you represent only yourself. It is an atomising philosophy, an ideological machine for creating loneliness, a wrong turn from the progress of humanity that makes people narcissistic and self-absorbed, and therefore isolated. This simplest of equalities – just the feeling that your worth as a human is the same as everyone else’s, no more, no less – is all that is needed. For many, however, such a psychological goal is anathema. Inequality makes people lonely – even at the top.”
My aunty @DeborahJaneOrr lost the fight last night. Probably the only fight she’s ever lost. She was ferocious, and soft, and scary in the best possible way. I love scary women. I loved her. I love her.
— Bliss (@BlissMoore) October 20, 2019