People all around the world are rejoicing that nobody worth a front page of The Sun has died – despite 2017 being 12 hours old.

Going by the standard set in 2016, half a day gives ample time for beloved celebrities to snuff it, and curmudgeon doombringers have been waiting for news of the same to drop.

Admittedly there was an attack in the early hours on a Turkish nightclub which left 39 people dead, but those concerned with such matters expressed their relief that no household names were involved in the tragedy.

There is still a lot of 2017 to run for celebrities to kick the bucket but people are “hopeful” that the good start which has been made will mean a good year for all.