Posted by: redsaid on May 27, 2010
The number of an easy-to-remember cellphone number is finally up after every person who had the number assigned to them suffered premature deaths.
Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel has suspended the cellphone number 0888 888 888 after two of its customers and the cellular company’s former CEO all died while having it as their cellphone number.
Former Mobitel boss Vladimir Grashnov, the first holder of the seemingly unlucky number, was struck down by cancer in 2001. He was just 48 years old.
The number then passed on to Bulgarian mafia boss Konstantin Dimitrov. He was gunned down in the Netherlands while having dinner with a beautiful model. The cellphone with the cursed number was in his possession at the time. He was 31 years old.
Konstantin Dishliev, a Bulgarian real estate agent with a drug trafficking operation, next inherited the number and ended up meeting his demise when he was also shot to death outside an Indian restaurant in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in 2005.
For the last five years, the number has been dormant during a police investigation into Dishliev’s murder and his crooked business dealings.
Apparently spooked by the deaths, Mobitel has now finally suspended the digits of death for good. The company refuses to comment, simply saying that they don’t discuss individual numbers, but it is believed that they did not want anyone else to possibly be jinxed by the unlucky number.