Holy cow, there’s A LOT of celebrity deaths just in 2022 alone.
Many of them don’t list a cause of death. Only three explicitly is listed as suicide. Many of the young ones we can probably assume was suicide/drugs/etc.
it’s not nearly as many when you consider how many people die in a day. As of this writing 165,000 died since I ate breakfast
I’d guess the probability of someone being a celebrity is a 1 in 10,000 chance, so that means 16 celebrities have probably died today
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the stats for how many ppl in the US die every day is only about 8,000, so a lot less if you’re not looking worldwide. 8,000 out of 333M total US population is only 0.000024.
The rate of celebrity death has always been exceptionally high compared to the avg death, about 25-40% more depending on what study or #s you look at. There is also a much much higher incidence of depression, drugs and alcohol abuse among celebrities than in the general population.
So yes, the #s of celebrity deaths are in fact very high, and has always been very high compared to the avg population.
If you want to look at really grim things, we should look at the incidence of death/suicide among those with physical or sexual abuse, generational abuse, poverty, single parent households, chronic illness, disability etc (ie most people on suicide sites) and whala, we get an exceedingly high rate of depression/suicides. too lazy to look up the #s but i’m sure the #s will show how amazing it is some of us are still alive O_o
Some of us start off with the odds against us from birth- being born to abuse, being born into poverty, being born with health issues, being born to families with depression in the family tree, etc. which is all very fcuking depressing.
Thanks for this research. I’m sorta obsessed with celebrity deaths, especially the ones pointing to suicide or deaths of despair (drug overdose, alcohol, mysteriously drowning in the bathtub as many have done).
It’s not just a morbid curiosity. I feel like celebrities & rich people shed the best light on the hope/hopelessness of suicide. With all their fame, wealth and means, if they can’t find a passion for life then maybe I don’t feel like such a loser for wanting to end it.
If you want to go down a real rabbit hole, look up some of the celebrities who are still alive yet publicly talking about their suicide and/or battles with depression. Of course you have to dig deep because these people don’t get headlines until after they’re dead. Maybe that explains it all. Money or not, nobody cares until you’re a corpse.
Oh we don’t have to dig that deep- there are many many celebrities currently alive struggling with depression (britney spears, kelly clarkson, demi lovato, well tons more (https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-depression-celebs). Do a full google search and you’ll find LOTS.
But yes, some celebrities are out and open about it, while many hide it. Depression is still taboo. I wish more celebrities would talk about it openly to the public so that depression is no longer seen as taboo and depressed ppl shunned. The only people who can change the general perception are celebs, but they’re not doing it (it’s not good for someone’s career so obviously most won’t).
But yes, generally nobody cares until someone’s a corpse. Pretty much explains why (veering off on another topic) why nobody cares to help an abuse victim until s/he is murdered. At that point, it’s too fucking late.
Exactly, it’s a real shame because nobody has any compassion until death occurs. I can even understand why celebs hide their depression because the public trolls can be brutal at the first hint of mental health issues. I remember when Sinead O’Connor posted a few suicidal statements and disappeared a few years ago, instead of compassion people made fun of her. She survived and looks like she’s trying to recover now, but the public isn’t making it any easier on her. She lost a son to suicide recently and that has made people soften up a bit, but jeez it’s like nobody takes anyone seriously until major tragedy hits.