Study: Fame May Shorten Lifespan

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•17 Apr 25, 2013

An analysis of obituaries appearing in The New York Times between 2009 and 2011 found that people who were classified as “famous”—such as sports figures and performers—lived, on average, several years fewer than those in other fields. What do you think?

  • “Good thing I’m culturally inconsequential!”

    Jaleel Bryson –
    Lip Reading Teacher

  • “I have 243 Twitter followers. How long do I have?”

    Sophie Mashimo –
    Textile Engineer

  • “Fuck.”

    Bruce Springsteen –
    Musician