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To think 60 is young to pass away

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User473830 Sat 16-May-20 10:29:07

Someone I know of recently passed away age 60. I was talking to a friend who also knows this person and said how sad it was that she passed away so young. My friend said 60 wasn’t young at all to pass away. In my view anyone under annoy 75/80 is young to pass away.

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AlexaShutUp Sat 16-May-20 10:30:42

Yes, 60 is young to die. I'm sorry for your loss flowers.

Grumpylockeddownwoman Sat 16-May-20 10:30:44

Yes it’s very young - think about it - the (old) retirement age is 65z

Sparklingbrook Sat 16-May-20 10:31:26

Your friend is a bit thick.

olivesnutsandcheese Sat 16-May-20 10:31:35

My DF died aged 61. Way way too young

SerenDippitty Sat 16-May-20 10:32:15

Yes 60 is young to die. Your friend was being ridiculous!

Purplequalitystreet Sat 16-May-20 10:32:18

Yes it's young. My DF died at 59. My DM feels robbed of the retirement years. They'd planned all sorts. He's also missed the birth of his first grandchild. 60 should be when you get to wind down and enjoy life.

Widowodiw Sat 16-May-20 10:32:49

Yes it is but my husband died at 38 so if I make it to 60 then I’d think I had a good innings. Perhaps depends upon what death you have been surrounded by.

thegcatsmother Sat 16-May-20 10:33:01

My Dad died at 60 and a week. We went to see him for his birthday, and were back a week later for his death.

Willowmartha1 Sat 16-May-20 10:34:37

Definitely my lovely sister died at 59 she had loads if life left to live, tragic.

Defender90 Sat 16-May-20 10:35:20

Yes, my Mum died at 60 and I felt robbed, she was just starting to think about early retirement and all the plans she was making with Dad just gone

WaterOffADucksCrack Sat 16-May-20 10:36:00

60 is young! I work in a care home and I'd say anything under 80 is young!

BatCrazyCat Sat 16-May-20 10:36:07

60 is very young to pass away

Toomboom Sat 16-May-20 10:36:47

60 is far too young to die.

lotusbell Sat 16-May-20 10:37:18

My.mum was nearly 66 when she died, far too young.

Rubyred24 Sat 16-May-20 10:37:26

My dad died 4 months before his 60th

bridgetreilly Sat 16-May-20 10:38:20

It's quite young to die, but not exceptionally so.

helloworlditsme Sat 16-May-20 10:38:34

My husband is 60 and we’ve a 16 and 14 year old. Way too young

transformandriseup Sat 16-May-20 10:39:00

Yes, it's still fairly young and most people would still be working. I would say at least 70 plus is old.

firstimemamma Sat 16-May-20 10:39:10

Of course it's young to die. I lost my grandma when she was in her early sixties and everyone agreed it was a young age to pass away.

Your friend is being very insensitive.

Sorry for your loss, 60 is no age to go thanks

Fifthtimelucky Sat 16-May-20 10:39:26

Assuming we are talking about the UK, I'd definitely they say that 60 is very young. I'd say anything under 80 is young.

I don't think my view is coloured by the fact that I'm 59!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sat 16-May-20 10:39:32

60 is indeed young. I think about my parents who are nearly 60 and my PIL who are early 60s and think they are all young.

I’m sorry for your loss OP. flowers

chomalungma Sat 16-May-20 10:40:22

60 is young.

This is interesting

Put your age and sex in and you'll see the chances of making it certain ages.

According to it, I have a 90% chance of making 60

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/articles/lifeexpectancycalculator/2019-06-07

LakieLady Sat 16-May-20 10:41:21

60 is still working age. Someone who turns 60 today will have to work another 6 years and 2 months before they get their state pension.

If 60's old, then I want my pension now. I shouldn't have to wait until August next year, I'm OLD!

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Sat 16-May-20 10:45:41

As a 53 year old woman, my life expectancy (I'm in good nick blush) is 83. Both my parents are in their 80s and well for their age. I thiink that 60 is painfully young sad

I'm sorry for your loss flowers

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