||[Sep. 1st, 2013|07:44 pm]
When a famous person dies I nearly always make a point of comparing their age with mine. (David Frost was 12 years older than me.) It gives me an idea of where I stand. |
No it doesn't. My girlfriend in high school's brother died of a massive heart attack at 26, and I'm still kickin'. :-)
I've never had anyone that close to me die young. My grandfather died in his 40s (of a bungled operation) and my uncle in his 20s (killed in the war )but both were before my time.
I've also lost 3 friends to murder... all young... but that doesn't count here.
Also, one of my ex's brother died of brain cancer several years back, and we were exactly the same age.
I really don't think we can calculate our own demise by when anyone else dies. Life is too unpredictable.
It's not so much about calculating the date of one's own demise as surveying the landscape to see who's still standing. It's about putting oneself in context.
It's easy for me - Madonna and I are the same age.
I've no idea who my famous contemporaries are. I guess I should google "Born in 1951".
You are the same age as my husband. I'm one year younger.
It was a bit of a shock to hear that David Frost was only 74. I thought he was much older than me, not just 13 years older.
I enjoyed That Was The Week That Was in the mid-60s, but I hadn't realised he was only 23 when he first became famous. I remember his as looking older. Perhaps it was the short hair, suit, collar and tie at a time when the younger generation were growing their hair and wearing casual clothes?
Yes, he was straight out of university when he got the TW3 gig.
I can't say I'd given it any thought, but if you'd asked me I'd have guessed he was in his 80s.
I've got a cheek comparing myself to Angelina Jolie, but we *are* almost exact contemporaries...
A cat may look at a king. :)