Study: Famous folks have higher mortality rates
Ah, the double-edged sword of fame. As a rich and successful actor or musician like George Clooney or Rihanna, you probably have access to private doctors, spas, luxurious vacations and the healthiest food on the planet. But those things apparently don't add up to a longer life. According to a new study published in "QJM: An International Journal of Medicine," performers and sports stars tend to die earlier than those who pursue careers in business, politics or academics. Data from New York Times obituaries between 2009 and 2011 indicate that "actors, singers, musicians and sports stars died the youngest -- at an average age of 77," according to the BBC. Writers, composers and artists had it slightly better, tending to pass away at 79. Academics and historians seemed to make it to 82, while businesspeople and politicians often survived to 83.
So quit coveting George Clooney's yacht already and go enjoy your boring office job.
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