After Bowie and Rickman, here's the problem with the media and privacy in one tweet

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Last week the world went into mourning after music legend David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman both passed away from cancer.

Both were 69. And since their deaths the word 'secret' has cropped up a lot in media coverage:

'Secretly cremated'

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'Secret grave'


'Battling cancer in secret'

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But isn't there something a little troubling about the word 'secret'?

What's the difference between keeping a secret and having the right to live a private life?

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