With Recent Celebrity Deaths, We Try to Make Sense of the Loss
By Donna Porter, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Many Americans seem to hold the belief that celebrities die in threes, a topic that has resurfaced with the passings of Tim Russert and George Carlin–with bloggers speculating on who the third celebrity will be. Some believers of the superstition that “bad things happen in threes” note that the “celebrities die in threes” hex has been fulfilled, by listing lesser known celebrity figures. Is this morbid? Maybe not, as the meaning of three spans beyond celebrity deaths in defining our life and world.