Yep. Older mostly and often dead.
Some of mine are still kicking. The stubborn ones.
I don't have an idol
Forget the term idol. How about 'someone you admired or respected'? Not even your mom or dad or someone else in your immediate circle? A teacher? A writer, clergyman, druggist, friendly neighbor?
My father, I never considered him an idol. He was the best father. He had Polio as a kid and wore a brace on his leg most of his life. He was a good provider for his family. He was also self taught.
Thanks, hootowl. Your's is the response I was hoping for. Close to the heart.