This site has compiled a chart with the name, age, and cause of death of over 300 premature rockstar fatalities. The site then set the average age of premature rockstar deaths along side the average age of American deaths, driving home a striking fact: When rockstars die prematurely, they are younger than when Americans die in general. Shocking.
Head over for the full list, which includes Tim and Jeff Buckley, John Bonham, no Elliott Smith(?), Frank Zappa, and a whole lot more. Also, the site is asking you to choose between “fear of the lord” and being a rockstar with a handy checkbox test at the bottom (“I Choose Life” or “I Choose Death”). We haven’t voted yet.