Cultural icons dropping like flies.

Wow, a lot of big news from the celebrity death newsdesk in the past couple of weeks:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Ed McMahon
  • Farah Fawcett
  • and now, Billy Mays.

Nothing really to add to this, but it's interesting that beyond being typical celebrity deaths, these are all people who became cultural icons of one sort or another.  Maybe they are the four horsemen of a pop-culture apocalypse?  Maybe not. I just can't remember the last time so many icons passed in the same month.

Also, Axel Rose has moved to the top of my imaginary celebrity death pool.