Whenever famous people die it comes up.
“Things happen in threes.”
It is called “triaphilia” – an obsession with three. But, really, they don’t.
Is it David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Glenn Frey? Or do we include:
- Clarence Reid, R&B Singer known as “Blowfly”
- Mic Gillette of Tower of Power
- Dale “Buffin” Griffin
- Celine Dion’s brother
- Lawrence Phillips
- Ashraf Pahlavi?
Death happens every day. 150,000 people die every day. 56 million deaths a year. 3.9 billion within 70 years. In 100 years every person alive today will be dead.
I guess saying that it happens in threes lessens the reality of death.