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What's up with all the dead people lately??

  1. Capable Woman profile image62
    Capable Womanposted 8 years ago

    Ed McMahon
    Michael Jackson
    Farrah Fawcett
    Billy Mays
    Alexis Arguello
    Fred Travelina
    ..and now Steve McNair found shot to death.

    Edit: and Carl Malden. But he was pretty old.

    What gives?

    1. janni321 profile image59
      janni321posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      May be they feel lonely there so that is why they went together.

    2. Drew Breezzy profile image70
      Drew Breezzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      age of instant media

      but still kinda odd situations

    3. flread45 profile image79
      flread45posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will ask them when I get there.smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    People die every day. It's just coincidence that so many of them are famous.

    1. Capable Woman profile image62
      Capable Womanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Understood, but it sure does seem like a lot of the ones dying in the last several days are famous people. I personally do not recall a time when so many celebs and pseudo-celebs all died in such a cluster.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Maybe to remind us how mortal we are? hmm tongue lol

  4. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    The way I see it, Karl Malden and Ed McMahon (96 and 86) - both understandable.  Farrah Fawcett - cancer, also understandable.  So, that three were all headed for death but just "chose" the same week.  Michael Jackson's lifestyle seems to indicate it was only a matter of time for him too.  So none of them count (when it comes to weird circumstances).

    Then murder doesn't count because it isn't natural.

    That leaves the other few, but not nearly as many that "counted" as the list makes it seem.    smile  (None of this makes any particular sense, but it does make the list seem smaller.)

  5. Ladybird33 profile image60
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    They say, famous deaths come in 3's, I don't know who they are but that is what I always heard and it looks to be true right now...

  6. LondonGirl profile image87
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    The only one I'd really heard of before he / she shuffled off this mortal coil was Michael Jackson. And I'm not bothered.

  7. Ivorwen profile image72
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Celebrity deaths don't bother me.  They are just published more than most other deaths.  What bothers me is a friend of mine lost a neighbor and a student last week -- two in one small town.

    The neighbor was old, the kid was rodeoing.