You’ve heard that I’m sure — that people we know, or even famous people die in threes. Eh. I don’t know about that. Believe it or not, people die all the time.
As far as celebrity people are concerned, there’s just way too much gray area for me to buy into the dying-in-threes thing. I mean, how famous does one have to be, to be part of the club? Also, what are the rules with the passage of time? — like if two relatively famous people die, then a third three weeks later — that would count, right? But what about a third death five weeks later, or seven weeks later?
Recently, we lost Dick Clark, Junior Seau, Maurice Sendak, and just yesterday the hair guy Vidal Sassoon had the nerve to die, making it four reasonably famous people dead, within just 22 days.
So what do you expect me to do? We’re not gonna change this to the rule-of-fours now, are we? Maybe we oughta just knock the least famous person out of the bunch. I think Dick Clark for sure is safe, but with the other three, there’s less clarity.
So in conclusion, there is no “dying-in-threes” — only “dying-in-one-hundred-seven-billions.” (depending on who you ask, give or take a buncha billions+ since the dawn of man 50,000 years ago)