6 Celeb Deaths Overshadowed By Someone Else

  
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Sometimes celebrities die in close proximity to other celebrities and, when that happens, one celebrity seems to get all of the attention from the press. After some research, we think we have it figured out – the celebrity whose death gets more attention is usually the more famous of the two and his or her death usually comes out nowhere. We decided to test this theory with six celebrities who died in close proximity to other celebrities. See it for yourself – one celebrity always eclipses the other and we think it is because the media is obsessed with shock value and tragedy.

6. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett both died on June 25, 2009 but, unlike Fawcett, Jackson’s death came out of nowhere. One minute he was getting ready for his comeback tour and then next he suffered a cardiac arrest and was dead. Fawcett, on the other hand, had been battling anal cancer for a few years. Even though she died earlier in the day than Jackson, her death was significantly overshadowed by his sudden demise.

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5. Princess Diana and Mother Teresa

Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, just a few days before Mother Teresa (who died on September 5, 1997); however, the tragic manner of her death – she was killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass trying to escape the paparazzi – in combination with how beloved she by the general public seemed eclipse anything else that happened during that time period. Even though Mother Teresa was also greatly admired by the public, unlike Princess Diana, her death didn’t come out of the blue. She had been struggling with heart problems for a while.

(AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia, File)

(AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia, File)

Mother Teresa

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