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Has anyone noticed the increase of notable deaths in the last few months?

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 10:50 PM
I am just curious as the weather anyone else has noticed an increase in the deaths of notable people in the last few months. Almost every week some well known individual dies. It seems to be picking up and the numbers are growing. Some weeks two or three die. Is it just me or is this not weird?

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 10:52 PM
can you name a few? maybe start a list...

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:13 PM
reply to post by grantbeed

Good idea, I am so bad with names but here is a few, and I mean a few because there have been many. Please ad more if you can think of them.

Nick Adenhart
Beverly Garland
Wendy Richard
Susanna Foster
Ron Silver
James Whitmore
Natasha Richardson
Shell Kepler
Robert Knox
Andy Hallett
Eartha Kitt
Bernie Mac
Paul Newman
Fukaura Kanako
Charlton Heston

I hope I spelled them correctly. Maybe it is just me but it seems like so many are passing away. But it isn't just notable people my local obituaries have been unusually full lately??? It seems that an increase of death is occurring and I just started noticing the increase because of all the notable people. Now granted some of these people were old but come on have you ever seen so many in such a short period of time. Also please note this isn’t just happening in the US but all over the world.

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:30 PM
reply to post by grantbeed

if you're talking about famous people here's some lists for each month ...

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

I don't think anything really 'big's' happening ... lots of people die ... it's just the famous people are the one's who get the most publicity ... so those are the one's who people recognize and remember ... i don't know i'm just rambling i guess ...

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:39 PM
January 1
Death of Erich Kaestner at age 107, in Cologne, Germany, the last German World War I veteran. [118.8]
January 2
Death of George MacDonald Fraser, writer of Harry Flashman novels, at age 82. [111.78]
January 9
Death of Sir John Harvey-Jones, British chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries, at age 83. [107.94]
January 11
In Auckland, New Zealand, Sir Edmund Hillary dies of heart attack in hospital at age 88. He was the first man to climb to the peak of Mount Everest, in 1953, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and made an honorary Nepali citizen. [35]
January 17
Death of Bobby Fischer, American former world champion chess-player, at age 64 in Reykjavik, Iceland. [35] [108.84]
January 19
Death of Don Wittman, of cancer, age 71; Canadian sports broadcaster for 47 years. [52.77]
February 4
Death of Harry Richard Landis, at age 108 in Sun City Center, Florida, the second-last American soldier survivor of World War I. [118.8]
February 5
Death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru and tycoon, at about age 91. [113.95]
February 9
Death of Murlidhar Devidas "Baba" Amte, champion of lepers and the handicapped in India, at age 93. [109.93]
February 12
In Damascus, Syria, Hezbollah leader Imad Moughniyah is killed by a car bomb attack. Moughniyah was an elusive international terrorist of 25 years, accused or convicted of many high-profile bombings in the 1980s. [35] [113.54]
February 14
At Northern Illinois University, former student Stephen Kazmierczak fires over 50 shots, killing five students and himself, injuring 16 others. [35]
February 27
Death of William F. Buckley, at age 82 in Stamford, Connecticut; American writer, commentator, host of Firing Line TV show from 1966-99, credited with founding the modern conservative movement in U.S. politics, founded National Review magazine. [35] [109.38]
March 4
Death of Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons game, at age 69. [144.102]
March 10
Michael Todd, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, United Kingdom, is found dead on Bwlch Glas mountain in north Wales. [35]
March 12
Death of Lazare Ponticelli, at age 110, France's last surviving veteran of World War I. [57] [118.8] [207.98]
March 18
Death of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer, in Sri Lanka at age 90 (born 1917 in Somerset, England). [57] [139.114]
Death of Anthony Minghella, British film director (The English Patient, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley) and writer, at age 54, following a cancer operation (born 1954). [57]
March 24
Death of Neil Aspinall in New York at age 66 from lung cancer. Aspinall ran the Apple Corps music company for The Beatles, as chief executive from 1970 to 2007. [57] [141.90]
Richard Widmark, actor (Tommy Udo - Kiss of Death), dies in Roxbury, Connecticut, USA, at age 93. [35]
In Iowa City, Iowa, USA, former bank executive Steven Sueppel, facing trial for embezzlement, beats to death his wife Sheryl Sueppel and the couple's four adopted children, then kills himself by ramming his car into a highway sign post. [35]
March 26
Top commander Pedro Antonio Marín (Manuel Marulanda) of Colombian leftist rebel group FARC dies of a heart attack at age 78. [57] [210.42]
April 1
Death of Pedro Zaragoza Orts, mayor of Benidorm (1950-67), transformed the town to a tourist resort, at age 85. [142.105]
April 5
Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter), American actor (Moses - The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes) and activist (1960s Civil Rights, National Rifle Association) dies at age 84 in Beverly Hills, California. Heston won Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in Ben Hur. Heston also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and was chairman of the American Film Institute. [57] [145.95]
April 19
Death of Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, at age 72. [148.93]
April 21
Death of Al Wilson, soul singer (The Snake, Show and Tell, Count the Days), at age 68 of kidney failure in Fontana, California (born 1939). [105]
April 29
Death of Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist who discovered hallucinogenic drug '___' in 1938, at age 102 of a heart attack in Basel, Switzerland. [35] [149.98]
May 1
A US navy ship off the coast of Somalia makes a missile attack on the home of Aden Hashi Ayro in Dusamareb, killing him and at least ten other people. Ayro was military leader of al-Shabab, in control of most of Somalia. [57]

May 2
A plane crashes in southern Sudan, killing at least 22, including Sudan's defence minister Dominic Dim Deng and senior presidential adviser Justin Yak. The plane's pilot reported engine trouble, but the plane blew up before he could make an emergency landing. [57]
Death of Mildred Loving in the USA, at age 68. Loving was a black who married a white, and the ACLU fought for court recognition that the state could not infringe on marriage. [208.105]
May 6
In Jackson, Georgia, USA, convicted murderer William Earl Lynd is executed by lethal injection, at age 53. Lynd was convicted of killing Ginger Moore in December 1988. [35]
May 12
Death of Irena Sendler, at age 98. Sendler saved Jews from Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and received Poland's White Eagle in 2003. [209.110]
May 15
Death of the former Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah. [57]
May 25
Death of Jack Simplot, American multibillionaire potato farmer, at age 99. [215.105]
May 26
Death of Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning Hollywood filmmaker (Our of Africa) and actor (Tootsie, Michael Clayton), at age 73 from cancer, in Los Angeles. [35]
May 29
In Panama City, Panama, a helicopter crashes into a warehouse, killing eleven people, including Chile's national police chief, General Jose Alejandro Bernales. [57]
June 1
Death of Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, after a long illness, in Paris at age 71. [57] [211]
June 4
Death of John Reginald Surdeval Routh, British prankster, at age 80. [216.105]
June 10
Death of Vo Van Kiet, prime minister of Vietnam (1991-97), architect of Vietnam's transformation from a socialist system to a market economy, at age 85 in Singapore. [57]
June 15
Death of Arthur Galston, botanist, age 88; discovered Agent Orange herbicide. [221.94]
June 17
Death of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (born Tula Ellice Finklea), at age 86 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. [35]
June 22
American comedian George Carlin dies of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, at age 71. [35]
June 27
Death of Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, former army chief, in India, at age 94. [222.95]
July 4
Death of Jesse Helms, American politician (five terms in Senate 1973-2003), at age 86. [223.95]
July 12
Death of former US White House press secretary Tony Snow, at age 53, of cancer. [57]
July 13
Death of Bronislaw Geremek, Polish historian and politician, at age 76. [229.98]
July 22
Estelle Getty, actor (Sophia - The Golden Girls, Golden Palace, Nurses, Blossom, and Empty Nest, films Tootsie, Mask, Copacabana, Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot, Stuart Little, Emmy (1988) and Golden Globe (1986) Awards) dies at age 84 in California (born 1923). [105]
August 9
American actor/comedian Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Transformers) dies in a Chicago hospital from complications due to pneumonia, at age 50. [105]
Death of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet laureate, at age 67. [232.75]
August 10
American singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes (Hot Buttered Soul album, theme from Shaft, voice of Chef from South Park) dies at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 65. [57]
August 13
Death of Jack A. Weil, maker of western cowboy clothing, Rockmont Ranch Wear, at age 107. [251.82]
August 19
Zambian leader Levy Mwanawasa dies at age 59 in a Paris hospital after suffering a stroke in June. [57]
August 20
In Los Angeles, Saxophonist LeRoi Moore, a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, dies of complications from a vehicle accident in June, at age 46. [35]
Death of Hua Guofeng, chairman of China's Communist Party (1976-81), at age 87, in Beijing, China (born 1921). [57]
August 23
Death of Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko, Soviet KGB defector, at age 80 in the USA. [233.101]
September 1
Thomas J. Bata, Canadian shoe company industrialist, dies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at age 93. [105]
Death of singer and actor Jerry Reed, known as "The Guitar Man" of country music, at age of 71. [35]
September 6
Death of Anita Page, actress (Our Dancing Daughters, While the City Sleeps, The Broadway Melody), at age 98. [105]
September 16
Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright dies at age 65, from cancer. [57]
September 23
In Kauhajoki, Finland, 22-year-old student Matti Juhani Saari kills ten people at a college before shooting himself and later dying in hospital. [57]
September 27
American film actor Paul Newman dies of cancer at age 83, in Connecticut. Some notable films: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Color of Money, (Best Actor Oscar award). [57] [275.93]
October 4
Death of Edward Albert "Ted" Briggs at age 85, last of three susvivors of the sinking of the HMS Hood in World War II. [276.102]
October 13
Death of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, gambler and ganster, at age 79 in Miami, Florida, USA. [266.99]
October 31
Death of Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Good War) Louis "Studs" Terkel in Chicago, Illinois, USA, at age 96. [57]
November 5
Best-selling author Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, TV show ER) dies in Los Angeles at age 66 from cancer. [57]
November 9
Indonesia executes three Muslim militants for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people. Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim, and Ali Ghufron are executed by firing squad on Nusakambangan island in central Java. [105] [258.52]
November 10
South African singer Miriam Makeba dies of a heart attack after a concert in Italy at age 76. [35]
November 20
Death of Boris Fyodorov, Russian economic reformer, at age 50. [279.88]
November 26
Death of Edna Parker, world's oldest living person, at age 115. [105]
November 29
Jorn Utzon, Danish architect of the iconic Sydney Opera House, dies at age 90, after suffering a heart attack. [57]
December 2
Canadian media magnate Ted Rogers, founder and CEO of Rogers Communications, dies at age 75 in Toronto, Ontario. [105]
December 5
Patriarch Alexiy II, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, dies at age 79, outside Moscow. [57]
December 6
US heiress Martha "Sunny" von Bulow dies at age 76 in New York, following 28 years in a coma. [57]
Police in Greece shoot and kill 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, leading to days of rioting throughout the country. [57]
December 11
Ali Alatas, foreign minister of Indonesia, dies at age 76 in Singapore. [57]
December 17
Sammy Baugh, football player who set numerous passing records with the Washington Redskins (1937-1952), dies at age 94 in Rotan, Texas, USA. [105]
December 18
Mark Felt, the mysterious "Deep Throat" source who helped reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein crack the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, dies at age 95 in Santa Rosa, California. [35]
December 20
Olga Lepeshinskaya, Russian ballerina who danced with the Bolshoi for over 30 years dies at age 92 in Moscow. [57]
December 24
Harold Pinter, influential British playwright (32 plays, 22 screenplays, Nobel Prize for literature 2005), voice of political protest, dies of cancer at age 78. [105]
December 25
Eartha Kitt, American sultry singer ("Santa Baby"), dancer and actress (Catwoman in Batman, two Emmy awards) dies in New York at age 81 of colon cancer. [105]

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:39 PM
January 1
Helen Suzman, South African Member of Parliament and anti-apartheid campaigner, dies at age 91. [57]
Claiborne Pell, Rhode Island Democratic Senator (1961-97), dies at age 90 of Parkinson's disease. [35]
January 2
Maria de Jesus, believed to be the world's oldest living person, dies at age in Tomar, Portugal. [105]
January 3
Jett Travolta, 16-year-old son of American actor John Travolta, dies suddenly of a seizure while on a family holiday in the Bahamas. [57]
January 5
German billionaire Adolf Merckle commits suicide at age 74, stepping in front of a train in Germany. [35]
January 14
Ricardo Montalban, actor (Mr. Roarke - Fantasy Island, Khan Noonien Singh - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), dies at age 88 in Los Angeles, California. [105]
January 27
American novelist John Updike (Pulitzer prize for Rabbit series, Rabbit, Run, Couples, Rabbit Redux, The Witches of Eastwick, Memories of the Ford Administration) dies at age 76 from lung cancer. [57]
January 30
Ingemar Johansson, heavyweight champion (silver medal 1952 Olympics, heavyweight champ 1959, Associated Press athlete of the year, Sports Illustrated sportsman of the year), dies in Sweden at age 76 from complications of pneumonia. [105]
February 7
James Whitmore, actor of movies (The Last Frontier, Oklahoma!, Planet of the Apes, The Shawshank Redemption, Battleground, Golden Globe award), television (The Law and Mr. Jones, Temperatures Rising, The Practice, Emmy award), and theater (Give 'em Hell, Harry, Command Decision, Tony award), dies at age 87 in Malibu, California, of lung cancer. [105]
February 20
Death of William J. Jorden, former New York Times correspondent, American ambassador to Panama (1974-78), author (Panama Odyssey), at age 85, or lung cancer, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. [299.A2]
February 28
Death of Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster, in Phoenix Arizona, at age 90. [300.A2]
March 18
Death of stage and screen performer Natasha Richardson (wife of actor Liam Neeson, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave), at age 45, in New York from a severe brain injury from a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada. [35]
March 27
Death of Jack Dreyfus, American investment innovator, the "Lion on Wall Street" at age 95 in New York. [35]

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:45 PM
i personally dont think theres anything unusual here. lots of them were pretty old or suffering from something, ALTHOUGH i found this interesting when i saw it a wee while ago -

[edit on 9-4-2009 by grantbeed]

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:47 PM
maybe on the Spiritual level they knew what is coming and decided to check out early.

Or maybe H.A.A.R.P. is doing well. Or ....................

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:50 PM
reply to post by Melissa101

Billy Bob Thorton "the actor" is dead...

I jest. I haven't noticed high-profile people other than the deaths of ordinary people, who are all the more high profile in my opinion. The people in Italy. 260 of them. That is scary. The shooting are scary. I am scary. I mean, I am scared.

[edit on 9-4-2009 by pluckynoonez]

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:52 PM

Originally posted by grantbeed
can you name a few? maybe start a list...

Fer shame, one-liner...

But you are suggesting a "deadpool" of sorts.

Third line.

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:20 AM
Have any of yall checked your local obituaries? I believe this was brought to my attention by notable people, but i think there is an increase in death across the board and like I said not just in the US but world wide. A local anchor man that was just 64 died yesterday he fell over on the golf course with what they think was a heart attack. This wouldn't make national or world news but it is significant to my area and just an example of the hundreds world wide. Yes many of these folks are old but do you not think that an unusually high amount of young people are dying? Maybe someone needs to do an analysis of how many people died like in 2007 and compare that number the current death toll over the past year. I suppose a base number to what is normal would need to be found in order to determine if the numbers are in fact increasing or if I just never noticed before. Well that isn’t true I do watch my local obituaries to see if any one I may know has passed away and the numbers have in fact increased. I know the funeral home owner and he stated that this year he has seen an unusually high number of deaths. So maybe there is something to it. I would like if maybe some of yall could check in your area and see if the trend is in fact worldwide. Thanks...

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by Melissa101

Stress and depression are huge factors especially what is going on with our economy and individuals losing their jobs and life savings. Domestic violence on the rise is one factor with millions with out jobs and not enough money at the end of the month to pay bills.

[edit on 10-4-2009 by amari]

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by grantbeed


This is what I was getting at, well sort of. Although I am not into Aliens or such something is going on. I lean more toward a Biblical reasoning. I just wanted to know if anyone else has noticed as well or is this just another huge sign that most people will not see because they are so distracted. Thank you for helping to validate my theory.


posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:34 AM
reply to post by amari

I agree. I read the post on that topic erlier and I do believe that we are experiencing an increase in violence due to the economy. I also believe that much of this violence is being blacked out of the main stream media, as to not ad fuel to the fire and increase peoples anxiety. Many peoplke just haven't added two plus two yet , but there will come a point (very soon) when people cannot deny the reality of what is going on...


posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:40 AM
This is a pretty cool reference too. Again I do not believe in Aliens but I do believe these predictions are correct, just miss understood, If these thing s happen it will be divine and not extra terrestrial...

posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:44 AM
Oops my embedding did not take??? Here is the link....

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:36 PM
Unfortunatly it looks like Farrah Faucet and Patrick Swayze may be joining the list soon, and they are both fairly young.

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 03:13 PM
Cananyone say 'baby boomers'? Seriously, the first batch of boomers are hitting that age where hard living is catching up to them. I should know, I'm a boomer myself.

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:50 PM
That is a very good analogy. I do believe that the baby boomers are causing an increase in deaths in last few months and will probably continue for some time, however I am not referencing the baby boomer generation in this thread. If you take everyone 60 and older out of the equation then you still have a rather high number of deaths compared to usual. Don't you think?

posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 02:28 AM
Yes I have.

And more die every day.

Keep fawning over the rich while your real heroes die.

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