Live Fast, Die Young, Stay Pretty?

Analyzing deaths of rock musicians Live fast, die young, stay pretty? That’s the stereotype for rockers, or it was. We only need to look at Keith Richards, over 70 and going strong, to find a major counterexample. Do rockers die young? What do they die of? How does that compare to the broader population (in the U.S., anyway). It turns out there are some suprising answers to those questions. Along the way we’ll learn something about web scraping, html parsing and some ggplot2 tricks.