People who are famous and successful have shorter…

death-age-successPeople who are famous and successful have shorter lives. The average age at death of performers and athletes, 77.2 years, wasn’t exactly young, but it was younger than those who had achieved success in other fields. Businesspeople and their ilk lived longest. In fact, their average age at death, 83 years, was higher than the national average for 2010 of 78.7 years.
Philanthropists, academics, and doctors were more likely than others to die of “old age,” a diagnosis that occurred least often for performers, athletes, and creatives.

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