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Soap opera deaths: EastEnders versus Coronation Street

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Most Common Causes of Death

Heart Attack 33
Vehicular Accident (involving car, van, bike, bus, or tram) 29
Natural Causes 17
Murder 13
Suicide 7
Brain Tumour 4
Heart Failure 4
Stroke 4

<<CALLOUT>> WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
CHANCE OF MURDER - 8%
CHANCE OF HEART ATTACK - 24%

(DESIGN NOTE: THIS SHOULD BE A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE TWO SHOWS. WE WANT TO SHOW THE VARIATIONS IN DEATHS. BAR GRAPHS WOULD BE HELPFUL HERE. )

SECTION 2:  DEATH ON THE EAST END
In the 27 years since the EastEnders drama began to unfold in 1985, viewers have watched more than 90 characters lose their lives in a multitude of ways.

EastEnder Deaths, by Decade
Number of Deaths
1960s 0
1970s 0
1980s (1985-1989) 10
1990s 18
2000s 50
2010-2013 13
TOTAL 91

Most Common Causes of Death

Heart Attack 7

Vehicular Accident (involving car, van, bike, bus, or tram) 18

Natural Causes 4
Murder 10
Suicide 8
Complications from AIDS 3
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2
House Fire 3
Pneumonia 2

<<CALLOUT>> WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
CHANCE OF MURDER - 11%
CHANCE OF HEART ATTACK - 8%

SECTION 3: INSURED FOR YOUR MONEY
With so many fatalities happening onscreen, if this was real life, these characters might want to look into life insurance. You know, just to be safe.

CORRIE

Character Born Married Smoker Medical Problems Family Medical History Duration Monthly Premium Annual Premium
Tina McIntyre

 1991

 No No Suffered a 3-day coma

 None 2008 –present

 £4.43

 £53.16
Sally Webster

 1967

 Yes No Diagnosed with breast cancer. Growth removed in 2009. Full recovery.

 Mother suffered stroke, dying as a result.

 1986 – present

 £13.81

 £165.72
David Platt

 1990

 Yes No Epilepsy

 Mother suffered from high blood pressure.

 1990 - present

 £428

 £51.36





EastEnders

Character Born Married Smoker Medical Problems Family Medical History Duration Monthly Premium Annual Premium
Jack Branning

 1972

 No No Bullet fragments left in brain from prior gun accident.

 Father suffered from stroke, Mother critically ill (unknown cause). 2007 – present

 £9.76 £117.12
Phil Mitchell

 1961

 Divorced No Heart attack and substance abuse. Mother had breast cancer; father died of cancer.

 1990 – present

 £27.30 £327.60
Kat Moon

 1970

 Yes

 No None Father and mother suffered from stroke.

 2000 – present

 £12.34 £117.12

*Quotes based on:
£100,000 of cover
20-year policy
Level-term policy
SOURCE: CONFUSED.COM


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