New Study Finds Pop Stars Have A Higher Risk Of Death

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JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images

When listing the most dangerous occupations in the world Pop Star might never come to mind, but according to a new study it should.

NPR is reporting that Researchers at John Moores University in Liverpool, England have confirmed that musicians die prematurely more often than the general population. They also discovered that solo acts are twice as bands or group acts to meet an early demise. Researchers have guessed that it is because bands provide support to one another during stress times.

The study looked at nearly 1,500 rock and pop stars who gained their fame between 1956 and 2009. It was discovered that those groups had higher mortality levels than similarly aged people in the general population.

According to the NPR report American music stars are more likely to die young than British ones.

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