Findings of a new international study revealed that people who enjoy successful entertainment or sporting careers tend to die younger. Researchers Richard Epstein and Catherine Epstein said the study, based on analysing 1,000 New York Times obituaries from 2009-2011, found film, music, stage performers and sports people died at an average age of 77.2 years. Researchers said that earlier deaths could indicate that performers and sports stars took more risks in life, either to reach their goals or due to their success. And of course the more common notion was also discussed, such as smoking, drinking and drug habits which are often adapted and abused in the entertainment industry.
Brittany Murphy has passed away at 32. The cause of her death was reported to be a heart attack, however there were many rumors of her prescription drug abuse.
NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide at age 43, and was later found to have suffered from a chronic brain injury.