I have just finished reading the autobiography of Lemmy from the metal band Motorhead based in the UK. The lead singer / guitar player was a big character and died just after christmas 2015. He had just turned 70 i think. Now my question for everyone is why do you think this guy lived for so long ? 70 is possibly not that old BUT he abused his body more than many people. This is a rough summary of how he lived: Smoked from age 11, approx 60 per day as adult. Drank whiskey and coke, approx 1 or 2 bottles per day. Ate junk food mainly. Went to bed in the early hours of the morning. His drug was speed. He used huge amounts of it daily. He still used it in his last few years of poor health. He had cancer when he died and had had a pace maker fitted a few years earlier. He also had type 2 diabetes. His last 3/4 years of life were not in good health, but he still carried on performing. Many of his friends had died much earlier from heart / stroke issues. He kept going until 70. His veins/arteries were also splitting in two and so blood was leaking into the surrounding tissues (can't remember the technical name for this problem). He famously had some blood tests done in his 40's and the doc said he had never seen results like it. Toxic blood ! Understanding a bit about peating i am assuming this guy had a very fast metabolism naturally. I was wondering if the speed helped him live for so long. He said he still took it because it made him feel good.