What Would Your Favorite Dead Celebrities Look Like Now:
Brenda here. In our minds eye, John Lennon is frozen at 40. Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin? – 27. Elvis? 42. Even President John Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago tomorrow, will always linger at 43.
But what if they had lived? John would be 73 now, Jim? A reclusive-almost 70. Janis? a funky 70. Kurt? Still a handsome 46. Elvis? Nearly 80. Yes – nearly 80.
Time flies – we age, but our heroes don’t. Their legacy continues, but their bright, unlined faces, well, will be that way forever.
Unless you’d like to see an artist’s rendering of them, as they would be now.
Some are what you might expect, others? Well, they border on creepy.
Per the HuffingtonPost.com: and ‘courtesy of Sachs Media Group comes these eerie and fascinating artist renditions of what legendary rock stars like John Lennon, Bob Marley and Kurt Cobain, among others, would look like if they were alive today. The site, in conjunction with PhoJoe, posted not just the pictures, but speculation about what place each artist would hold in the culture (via musicologists Dr. Reebee Garofalo and Elijah Wald). For instance, former Nirvana lead singer Cobain would have “explored smaller, less commercial projects.” Marley “would have been a dream partner for stars like the Fugees and Kanye West.” And Lennon “almost certainly would have stayed with Yoko Ono.”
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