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Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Prof. Les Mayhew, professor of statistics at City University London’s Cass Business School and adviser to the Office for National Statistics, and Patron of PHAST CIC, undertook research on Rock Star deaths. 

His analysis of 1,042 deceased musicians,  showed that 83% died before reaching the biblical age of 70, compared with just 20% in the UK male population.While rock stars in the 25 to 29 age bracket are 25.5 times more likely to die than the national average, the prospects for 55 to 69-year-olds are far from rosy.“The ones dying at this [later] age might have overcome [wilder rock-star vices] but if they’ve remained smokers for the rest of their lives, they lose the standard 10 years,” he said. 

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