Fame is something worthwhile. However, analysis of the life and death of nearly 1,000 people showed success as pop stars, sportsmen and actors tend to die young.
Price of fame is equated with the 7-year life span. While military leaders longer than 8 years of sports stars, singers and other artists. It is based on a medical journal report.
The idea that musicians die young has long been a source of fascination. This is associated with the death of famous people such as Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morison.
Through information from the New York Times obituary or death record, Australian researchers prove the three men short of expectations. They took obituary published between 2009 and 2011 and took data such as age at death, cause of death, and the data of residence.
Assumed that they were published in the newspaper obituary is the people who have successful careers. The analysis shows that the performers, including many actors and singers who died at a young age.
The average age of death they were 77 years 1 month. Instead, the military has a longer life of approximately 84 years and 8 months.
The sportsman also apparently fared worse, on average die from the age of 77 years and 5 months. Writers and creative people who work behind having an average age of 78 years and a half months.
Meanwhile, businessmen and politicians tend to join the army. His life is similar about 80 years, according to an article in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine reports.
These deaths were related to accidents and infections, including HIV and cancer. Deaths from lung cancer, according to research is the result of smoking in the long run, it is common for those who work as performers.
The study authors say that young people are thinking of pursuing fame, but they will face on the choice of potential careers or live longer. They emphasize that while these results do not prove anything, so they look for some interesting possibilities as their lives are too ‘pampered’ until their treatment afterwards.
Professor Richard Epstein of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, said, “First, if it is true of athletes and performers successful tend to enjoy a short life, whether it means fame at a young age predisposes to poor health behaviors later in life after their success fade? “
Is this a psychological problem that affects families and the pressure to cause something unusual in a public performance? Is this what led them to self-destructive tendencies throughout life?