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Why are there always several high-profile celebrity deaths in the last week of the year?

I had wrongly assumed that the high-profile deaths of 2012 were over and that there wouldn't be anymore until 2013, but I guess not.

by Anonymousreply 2012/28/2012

Fruitcake.

by Anonymousreply 112/27/2012

The last big death in 2011 was Kim Jong Il on 12/19.

In 2010, it was Teena Marie on 12/27

In 2009, it was Oral Roberts on 12/15

In 2008, it was Eartha Kitt on 12/25

In 2007, Bhutto was assassinated on 12/27.

In 2006, Gerald R Ford died on 12/26 and Saddam was executed on 12/29.

by Anonymousreply 212/27/2012

[quote]In 2006, Gerald R Ford died on 12/26

Will George H. W. Bush follow him 6 years later?

by Anonymousreply 312/27/2012

"Why are there always several high-profile celebrity deaths in the last week of the year?"

= Spent the holidays alone and loved it!

by Anonymousreply 412/27/2012

Teena Marie is a high-profile celebrity ???

LOL

by Anonymousreply 512/27/2012

Maybe they hate New Year's Eve?

by Anonymousreply 612/27/2012

[quote]In 2007, Bhutto was assassinated on 12/27.

Really? Was it Popeye or Olive Oyl who did it?

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2012

R7 just had his penis washed by his mother, so is feeling frisky.

by Anonymousreply 812/27/2012

I remember too that it seems as if high-profile celebrities pop off around new years, but looking back over the records, it seems late Jan-early Feb and the summer are when we lose the most at once.

by Anonymousreply 912/27/2012

they do it just to piss off the producers of the Turner Classic Movies' "TCM Remembers" retrospectives.

by Anonymousreply 1012/27/2012

R10, why does TCM put its remembrance reel together in early December rather than waiting until the end of the month?

Aren't they asking for trouble?

by Anonymousreply 1112/27/2012

Norman Schwarzkopf just died

by Anonymousreply 1212/27/2012

See, we were waiting for Bush and the fates took his General.

by Anonymousreply 1312/27/2012

Death has yearly TPS efficiency reports to submit.

by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2012

I've heard the death rate tends to fall leading up to the holidays and quickens after they pass - the holidays that is. People hang on...

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2012

I used to work for a hospice service. I asked some people there and they said people sort of hold on until the holidays. Just anecdotal though, no peer reviewed studies.

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012

We were sad about Teena Marie not because we were big fans, but she was someone we saw around and appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 1712/28/2012

r7 = Albert Redneck

by Anonymousreply 1812/28/2012

Because, dummy, people die everyday and there is not some unwritten rule that "high profile" people have a cutoff date for the year.

by Anonymousreply 1912/28/2012

When r19 posts, he likes to pretend his pnis can talk.

by Anonymousreply 2012/28/2012
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