The world is growing, and the number of celebrities is getting larger. Morbidly put, more celebrities die because we have more of them, and they are subject to the same pressures as the general population. Not everyone agrees, and Outside the Beltway clearly states it is a statistically higher number.
CELEBRITY DEATHS 2018 – Fiftiesweb
Has 2016 Really Been An Unusually Bad Year For Celebrity Deaths? – From Outside the Beltway
We have always been consumed by celebrity deaths:
The Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols: James Parish
If you are a celebrity, and concerned about continuing on until you are older than Willie Nelson, you want to make it to the Smuckers Jelly Jar (you can click on this link when you get close to 100 years old). If you want a non-profit foundation to promote the good you want to do (as your legacy), shoot me an email and let’s set it up.
While celebrity deaths do make headlines, it is very tragic when anyone has their life cut short because of substance abuse, depression, and accidents. You may be a celebrity to someone – a child, spouse, co-worker, or friend – and they will want you to be there for them. Not to mention the super things you can do as a person!
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Edited and expanded from my answer to this question on Quora.