Several years ago I made a startling discovery that when I left Indianaoplis for vacation or work, celebrities died. My first memory of this was June 1999 when JFK Jr. died when I was in Kansas City. Most recently was Dennis Hopper, who died last weekend when I was in Baltimore. Below are others I remember:
Steve Irwin (1999 - New York)
Paul Newman (2008 - Hawaii)
Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett (2009 - Virginia)
George Carlin (2008 - southern Indiana)
I know there are more than this, I just can't remember. I will add to it as they come back to me.