Live Fast, Die Old

 

I was born in a neighborhood called "Edmondson Village" in West Baltimore in 1953. When I was 3, my family moved to an area a mile away from the city limits. I lived there for most of the next 19 years. Then I left my family home for good & lived in Baltimore City again for the next 18 years. Baltimore was such a violent place & I was so frequently targetted as a 'weirdo' that I often said, half-seriously/half-joking that I fully expected to be murdered before I ever had a chance to be old.

I moved away from Baltimore when I was 40 & my life has been more peaceful since then. So, here I am, still alive at age 68. I've lived a pretty fast life at times so instead of having "Live Fast, Die Young" as my motto I like to say "Live Fast, Die Old" instead. It's too late for me to die young. The older I get, the more I notice how many people whose life & work I've admired (or, at least, paid some attention to) died at a younger age than I've survived to.

Hence, this list. Not everyone listed is someone whose work I admire but they are generally historically noted figures of some sort. I'm certainly not as historically celebrated as any of them.. but I have the consolation of sorts of still being alive.

 

Alcott, Louisa May - Nov 29, 1832 - Mar 6, 1888 - 55

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe - Apr 5, 1526 - Jul 11, 1593 - 67

Beyer, Johanna - Jul 11, 1888 - Jan 9, 1944 - 55

Brunner, John - Sept 25, 1934 - Aug 25, 1995 - 60

Bruno, Giordano - 1548 - Feb 17, 1600 - 51 or 52

Buckley, Tim - Feb 14, 1947 - Jun 29, 1975 - 28

Cowell, Henry - Mar 11, 1897 - Dec 10, 1965 - 68

Dick, Philip K. - Dec 16, 1928 - Mar 2, 1982 - 53

Frampton, Hollis - Mar 11, 1936 - Mar 30, 1984 - 48

Franks, David - ? - Jan 14, 2010 - between 61 & 66

Higgins, Dick - March 10, 1938 - October 25, 1998 - 60

Jarry, Alfred - Sept 8, 1873 - Nov 1, 1907 - 34

Rabelais, François - between 1483 & 1494 - 1553 - ±64

Ray, Nicolas - Aug 7, 1911 - Jun 16, 1979 - 67

Reich, Wilhelm - Mar 24, 1897 - Nov 3, 1957 - 60

Satie, Erik - May 17, 1866 - Jul 1, 1925 - 59

Sharits, Paul - Feb 7, 1943 - Jul 8, 1993 - 50

Thompson, Hunter S. - Jul 18, 1937 - Feb 20, 2005 - 67

Vanderbeek, Stan - Jan 26, 1927 - Sep 19, 1984 - 57

Warhol, Andy - Aug 6, 1928 - Feb 22, 1987 - 58

Zappa, Frank - Dec 21, 1940 - Dec 4, 1993 - 52

Z'EV - Feb 8, 1951 - Dec 16, 2017 - 66

 

 

 

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