No sooner had the world lost actress Florence Henderson, age 82—best known for playing America's mom, Carol Brady, on The Brady Bunch—than the news of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's demise at 90 triggered some pre-written obits.
The perils of pre-written obits pic.twitter.com/KlkcybN7n9— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) November 26, 2016
Probably the only connection you could draw between Castro and Henderson is that they were both big in the 1960s. Yet that hasn't stopped people from finding the closeness of their deaths somewhat strange and even, yes, suspicious.
Here are some theories as to what may have happened.
I think we all knew that once Florence Henderson died, Fidel Castro was sure to follow. Together, holding hands in heaven.— John Moe (@johnmoe) November 26, 2016
I think 2016's sweetest story is that Fidel Castro just didn't want to live in a world without Florence Henderson.— Eli McCann (@EliMcCann) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro survived all those assassination attempts, but his heart couldn't take losing Florence Henderson. If only the CIA had known!— Sean O'Neal (@seanoneal) November 26, 2016
really crazy part is that castro had a $400,000 bet that he could outlive Florence Henderson— Dave King (@DaveKingThing) November 26, 2016
Can't believe Fidel Castro and Florence Henderson died boning each other. 2016 is crazy.— Jewy Jewerstein (@Jewerstein) November 26, 2016
"Florence Henderson lives." - Fidel Castro's last words. No one had the heart to tell him.— itsonlyzach (@itsonlyzach) November 26, 2016
Florence Henderson and Fidel Castro dead within 24 hours of each other. Has anyone ever seen them together? #thecastrobunch— The Chaotic Buddhist (@chaoticbuddhist) November 26, 2016
In my head canon, Fidel Castro was married to and madly in love with Florence Henderson, and her passing was too much for him to bear— josh (@usernamejoshua) November 26, 2016
Florence Henderson....Fidel Castro....man, I can't be the only one who is now worried about Frankie Muniz— Gennady Joelovkin (@theJoekes) November 26, 2016
*Fidel Castro arrives at the "People Who Died in 2016" party*— Tony Maccio (@TonyFace_e_o) November 26, 2016
*Florence Henderson - "who the fuck invited that guy?"*
Castro and Florence Henderson died on the same day, forever linked since Castro's historical appearance on The Brady Bunch as Uncle Fidel.— Ken Decore (@kdecore) November 26, 2016
The death of Fidel Castro and Florence Henderson within a day of each other has devastated communist Brady Bunch fans.— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) November 26, 2016
Florence Henderson and now Fidel Castro. Weird how the stars of I LOVE LUCY passed away so close together.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 26, 2016
if there's a rock and roll heaven you know Fidel Castro and Florence Henderson are having a killer jam session right now— PAPPADEMAS (@PAPPADEMAS) November 26, 2016
the world can never know the truth about how Florence Henderson finally took down Fidel Castro— Mike Sterling (@mikesterling) November 26, 2016
Florence Henderson just baked Fidel some brownies in a bizarre heavenly tribute to 50s gender roles— Gore Vidal Sassoon (@JimmyJazz1968) November 26, 2016
Hang on, world—2016 is almost, really, truly over.