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Has the Aaron Ramsey curse struck again?

It's one of the more unusual theories the internet has conceived in recent years: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is responsible for the death of a growing list of famous people.

In short, every time the Arsenal midfielder scores, an individual of public note dies.

No - it clearly isn't a real "curse". But there's an astonishing correlation between some of his goals and famous departures. Here they are in full:

1 May 2011 v Manchester United: Osama bin Laden dies 2 May 2011

2 October 2011 v Tottenham Hotspur: Steve Jobs dies 5 October 2011

19 October 2011 v Marseille: Muammar Gaddafi dies 20 October 2011

11 February 2012 v Sunderland: Whitney Houston dies 11 February 2012

30 November 2013 v Cardiff: Paul Walker dies 30 November 2013

And then there's the most recent goals that have seen people searching the internet for news of this bizarre 'link':

9 January 2016 v Sunderland: David Bowie dies 10 January 2016

13 January 2016 v Liverpool: Alan Rickman dies 14 January 2016

5 March 2016 v Tottenham: Nancy Reagan dies 6 March 2016

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