Updated July 5 2009 – Here’s an article that explains why the laws of the universe favor events happening in threes.
Updated June 28 2009 – The family of Gale Storm has released a press statement to announce the passing of Gale Storm on Sat, June 27, 2009. Celebrities die more than in threes. The count is Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Gale Storm and Bill Mayers.
June 28 2009 – Almost one year later and we are confronted with the same saying, ” Celebrities die in threes”. In June 2009, Farrah Fawcett died on June 25 morning, Michael Jackson died on June 25 afternoon, and Billy Mays died on June 28 morning. All three celebrities’ deaths have been written about in many sites, inclusive of this site. In actuality, more than three celebrities have died in the month of June, but those mentioned were “bigger” celebrities who have been larger than life during their lifetimes.
Ed McMahon died on June 23.
June 25 2008 – Celebrities die in threes is an old wives tale or superstition. There is no scientific proof. In May, there was the occurrence of celebrities die in threes. The three celebrities were – Eddy Arnold (May 8), Sydney Pollack (May 26) and Harvey Korman (May 29).
In some cultures, there are sayings that people and not only pertaining to celebrities, die in threes. The old wives’ explanation was about going to heaven in threes for company.
A tribute to Harvey Korman is here.
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