Provides Fun Comparisons

Sep 28, 2012 | 2 comments

There’s this fun death website where you can compare your lifespan to others who fell short of where you are now in the space/time continuum. Just type in your date of birth at and you’ll find out all sorts of famous and not-famous people who died short of your current age. And it changes daily!

For example, for me, at age 54 and 119 days, here’s what the site had to say:

At your exact age, Mark Belanger died. He was a star defensive shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960s and ’70s.

You’ve outlived Gen. John C. Breckinridge by almost a week. He was a U.S. vice president under James Buchanan and a General in the Confederate Army. He died of a liver abscess & tuberculosis on May 17, 1875, 84 years before you were born.

Walter Model was more than a month younger than you when he died of suicide by gunshot on April 21, 1945. He was a German field marshal known as “the Fuhrer’s Fireman” and considered a brilliant tactician. He died 14 years before you were born.

You’ve outlived Anthony Minghella by about 2 months. He was a screenwriter and director of “The English Patient” (1996) and ”The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999). He died of a surgery-related hemorrhage on March 18, 2008, when you were 49 years old. (amazing how they know that)

Berthe Morisot was more than 2 months younger than you when she died of pneumonia on March 2, 1895. She was a French painter and key founder of Impressionism. She died 64 years before you were born.

Based on your date of birth, the collection changes. You can sign up for a daily update of who you have outlived at

They also run a list of “Songs of Death” that changes and you can play the song. Fun!

A Good Goodbye