Eight years ago the BBC ran a piece called "Who, What, Why, How is Keith Richards Still Alive?" Who's laughing now? Keef has reached seven and a half decades on this mortal coil as of today.
Snorting his father's ashes, heroin, and alcohol have not killed this man with the constitution of an ox. Even falling out of a coconut tree couldn't stop him.
Although, he does seem to be taking better care of himself. As far as alcohol he says, "It’s been about a year now. I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it. It was time to quit. Just like all the other stuff. But I don’t notice any difference really – except for I don’t drink. I wasn’t feeling [right]. I’ve done it. I didn’t want that anymore."
Music has to be his secret to long life, with the Stones embarking on a North American tour which will bring them to Gillette Stadium June 8, 2019.
So raise a glass to Keef, he very well could outlive us all...
Check out this clip of Keith talking about his own mortality.