Musicians don’t die at 27. The danger age is 56.main
A survey of musicians’ mortality aims to dispel the myth that the great die young, 27 being the preferred exit age.
The research, conducted at the University of Sydney by Dianna Theadora Kenny, assesses all deaths of pop and rock musicians reported in the press from 1950 to 2010 and finds the median age odf departure to be 56.
Unfortunately, and for reasons unexplained, Prof. Kenny excludes classical musicians.
Perhaps because their high mortality would raise the average to 70?