This is a continuation from the last post. After the deaths of David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, my wife told me that two more deaths were coming. I didn't believe it because I always thought the saying was based on our perceptions and had no basis in fact. Then two more celebrities died.
We were in the backyard and I was enjoying a glass of iced tea when I heard over the radio of a another celebrity death. I wasn't paying close attention to the radio, so I first heard the name as pitcher Willie Mays, aged 50. Willie Mays is the legendary outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, not a pitcher and currently 78 years young. I found out later that it was pitchman Billy Mays, the man who did commercials for OxiClean.
On June 27, 2009 Actress and recording star Gale Storm passed away at the age of 87. I had never heard of Gale Storm, she was a television star in the fifties. I found her name to be intriguing, both her first and last name is a synonym for stormy weather. The only other women named Storm that I had ever heard of was Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four.
And Storm of the X-Men.
The question is, if celebrities die in threes why is this so?