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The Death Trilogy

They say that death comes in threes. It certainly seems to be the case when celebrities shuffle off this mortal coil. While skeptics will say that the phenomenon is just an example of human beings’ ability to find patterns in anything, I offer up last weekend as Exhibit A in support of the old chestnut.

Samuel L Jackson should be scared

Both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes passed away over the weekend in what could be two-thirds of a black entertainment icon death trilogy. It’s far from conclusive evidence, but I urge the remaining Original Kings of Comedy, music legends like B.B. King, and (based on the photo) Samuel L. Jackson to be careful out there.

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:18+00:00 August 13th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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  1. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Most recent trilogy (as of 12/26/08):
    Bettie Page
    Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
    Eartha Kitt

  2. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Oh no! It would appear that fate swerved us all or Samuel L. Jackson cut it off at the pass.

    Godspeed, Julius.

  3. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Rest in peace Julius Carry. I'll watch an episode of Brisco County tonight in your honor.

  4. PLee February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I call Sidney Poitier. Morgan Freeman was a near-miss as the universe tries to claim a classy black man.

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