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Sunday, June 28, 2009

4 Celebrities Die In One Week: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays, and Ed McMahon

Sources: Jackson (PD) | Fawcett (CC) | Mays (CC) | McMahon (CC)

The passing of any human being is a sad event, and when it happens to a notable cultural icon, an entire community of people- who share in common the same cultural impact of the icon's work- feel affected as a group and mourn together collectively. This phenomenon in itself is not intrinsically unhealthy or out of sorts.

It is certainly worth noting that four cultural icons who ascended to the top of their respective fields and careers have died within the space of one week. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest late last week on the 25th. That same day, Farrah Fawcett reposed after a long battle with anal cancer. Both deaths occurred only two days after television personality Ed McMahon passed away on June 23rd. Then America learned today that TV salesmen Billy Mays was found dead this morning- June 28th.

I certainly have the very best wishes for these people's grieving families and an abiding hope for the safe and happy repose of their departed souls.

6 comments:

  1. Wow.....Wtf is going on!?

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  2. Wow, it impacted me then and today I feel the same way sometimes I really feel as though it is one baddddd dream............

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  3. the world is not the same without these people

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  4. All I have to say is WTF is going on?

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  5. Hearing Farrah died was a very bad blow to me I watched her all my life I had posters of her on all of my walls and ceiling in my bedroom growing up

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