Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays: Wake Up Call!

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Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays: Wake Up Call!


posted on July 07, 2009

Two weeks ago, Ed McMahon passed away at the age of 86.

I grew up watching Ed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. But that's not the reason his death hit me hard.

A few years ago, Ed interviewed me on his radio show. I didn't think about him very much recently, until he passed away. Then I listened to the interview again and was reminded of his zest for life, his positive reaction to the possibility of open-ended youth... and of his dwindling chances over the past few years.

It's very sad.

Granted, someone aged 86 has slim chance for extreme life extension, but they're not zero. After all, they'd probably have to live to about 106 to have a chance - at least. Even then, it's far from a shoe in. But it's possible. And of course, you can always fall back on cryonics.

Unfortunately, Ed and Johnny missed the boat. After tens of thousands of years, they may have been part of the last generation to die from aging-related causes. But you should be luckier.

Click on http://www.maxlife.org/audio/McmahonKekich.mp3 to hear our interview.

About the same time, Farah Fawcett died after a long fight with cancer, and Michael Jackson shocked the world again, this time tragically and with finality. Then, on June 28th, we lost Billy Mays, one of TV's most popular pitchmen of all time.

Ed's death may have been avoided if we were 20-30 years in the future. But the cancer and heart disease that did in Farah, Michael and Billy might have been dodged had they taken advantage of the lifestyle habits I write about in Life Extension Express. Granted, cancer is tricky, but you can cut your odds way back. Heart disease is another matter. It's very avoidable if you know what what to do... and then do it.
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