2009: The Celeb Summer Of Death?

deathsummer20090821_summerofdeath_560x375Vulture answers that question with a resounding yes. ‘This week, both Robert Novak and Don Hewitt died. And while everyone noted the passing of both with the appropriate amount of due solemnity, anyone who’s been paying even marginal attention to the news this summer surely asked themselves, What the hell is going on here? Is this summer particularly deadly? You can make all the jokes you like about this being the Summer of Death™, but there really is something about the warm-weather months of 2009: Since May, we’ve been rattled by the deaths of no fewer than 21 notable members of society. And according to Daily Intel’s research, no other summer in the last decade has been so deadly.’

One Comment to “2009: The Celeb Summer Of Death?”

  1. I think it’s just a matter of the advent of television in the 50s and 60s, which “created” more and more famous people with every passing year. None of these people was exactly hacked down in their prime (except Jackson and Farrah), but as that list you posted of ANCIENT famous people who are still with us demonstrates, a whole lot of *that* generation WERE hacked down in their prime. No question–people are all living longer, and will live longer still in the years to come. But I mean, the entire staff of 60 MINUTES (with the exception of Leslie Stahl and now Anderson Cooper) is approaching octogenarian status.

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