I didn't even know who he was, until I heard it on the radio in my dad's car, and a girl in my class said something about it too. I didn't care then, and I most definitely care about him now! Even if he did something important, I don't have to like that person.
Yeah, people get too into things, even though they have absolutely no idea what's going on. Like when I heard about his death, I felt a little sad that he died, but got over it in like 5 seconds. You could feel bad about/for someone, but don't dwell on it for so long. Then it becomes annoying.