Monday, August 18, 2008

Samuel Jackson's Imminent Death

Times Colonist [Victoria, BC, Canada]
18 August 2008

Morbid e-mail tags Jackson as 'next'

Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist

His public relations gambit might be in questionable taste, but you have to hand it to Daryl Toor. The former CBS journalist, music reviewer and marketing guru has lived up to the title of Attention!, his Atlanta-based publicity agency.

Toor, the firm's CEO and "Chief Awareness Officer," has generated plenty of attention since he e-mailed a morbidly intriguing memo to media outlets. It noted the eeriness of a photograph in which two showbiz luminaries who died a day apart this month -- soul legend Isaac Hayes at 65 and comic Bernie Mac at 50 -- are pictured with Samuel L. Jackson.

"Could Samuel Jackson be next?" the memo read -- a reference to the bizarre phenomenon of celebrities often dying in threes. [...]