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.