Study Shows Rock Stars More Likely To Die Prematurely

Reuters reports that a study of more than 1,000 mainly British and North American recording artists by researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, spanning the era from Elvis Presley to Eminem, found they were two to three times more likely to suffer a premature death than the general population. “The paper clearly describes a population of rock and pop stars who are at a disproportionate risk of alcohol and drug related deaths,” said Mark Bellis, lead author of the study. has since removed the full article.

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