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People who die so close to their birthdays


Have you ever noticed how common it is that many people die within a month or so of their birthdays? Sometimes within just a few days? That has always creeped me out - why is the birthdate and deathdate so close?

Here are some celebrities (I found randomly on IMDB); some from this past year some from years past (birthdate/deathdate):

Valerie Harper - August 22 / August 30
Mary Tyler Moore - December 29 / January 25
Carol Channing - January 31 / January 15
Estelle Getty - July 25 / July 22
Bea Arthur - May 13 / April 25
Liz Montgomery - April 15 / May 18
Jean Simmons - January 31 / January 22
Jon-Erik Hexum - November 5 /October 18
Ed Sullivan - September 28 / October 13
Judy Garland - June 10 / June 22
Frank Gifford - August 16 / August 9

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Marc Bolan - 16 September / 30 September

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Ingrid Bergman died on her birthday.

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I didn’t know that! Wow!

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Mary Tyler Moore died?

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In 2017, sadly:/

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yeah - i immediately went to her page. well, she had good long life.

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80 is a good run
Let's both aim for more

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A good age for a person with diabetes.

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I did not know she had that

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I believe she was first diagnosed during the first season of MTM Show. She lost her sight around 2013-14.

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Both “Mary and Rhoda” died shortly after turning 80.

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Valerie Harper
She was funny and pretty too

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I don't mind if they die before their birthday. But dying shortly afterwards is just plain rude if you have gone to all the trouble and expense of buying them a present !

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Merle Haggard died on his birthday

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i was going to come barging in here & say this sounds like confirmation bias induced balderdash, but a quick google search quickly turned up that there does seem to be a bit of a birthday effect that leads to a slight but seemingly significant increase in death around birthdays, possibly due to increased alcohol use or depression around those times.

it doesn't seem to be al that well studied, but it does indeed seem to be an actual thing that may possibly increase the possibility of death near your birthday, which is kind of drag.

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If they just abolished birthdays people wouldn't have to get triggered...

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my 50th is right around the corner.
hopefully i live to tell the tale!

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At ease soldier !

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LOL!

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Rod Taylor - January 11 / January 7
Suzanne Pleshette - January 31 / January 19

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