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Have you recently experienced a loss? How did that happen?
  • a

    No, thank God everyone’s fine and healthy

  • b

    Yes, it was a disease

  • c

    Yes, cancer.

  • d

    Yes, it was an accident.

  • e

    Yes, but it’s complicated.


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Are you curious to know how you will die? This scientific quiz analyzes your age, sex, and lifestyle to accurately guess the cause of your death.

You Will Probably Die Like This

Since 8,295 Americans die per day, it’s 0.00247% likely that you’re going to die today. And if you live in the United States, there’s a 50.7% chance that you will die from heart disease, cancer, or an accident.

Causes of death Likelihood
Heart disease 23.1%
Cancer 21.7%
Accidents 5.9%
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.6%
Stroke 5.1%


How to Know What You Will Die From

Although the life expectancy is 77 in the United States, the average annual death count has been 2,528,953 for the past eight years. Almost half of the lost population died of diseases, while nearly 149,966 of them passed away due to motor vehicle accidents or involuntary injuries.

You can estimate when you will die and its cause based on the statistics and facts.

#1. Dying from diseases: 50.24%

According to the CDC data, about 1.7 million Americans die from diseases, such as heart problems, cancer, and stroke. So, it’s highly likely that that’s going to be your cause of death as well.

#2. Dying from accidents: 5.93%

Almost 6 in 100 Americans die in a road accident or after an injury. Women are more likely to die from accidents despite biased beliefs as 50.6 percent of all US drivers are female.

#3. Other causes: 43.83%

You might die from natural disasters, homicide, active death, and other uncategorized causes. The likelihood of surviving accidents and fatal diseases is actually pretty high, especially if you have a safe, healthy lifestyle.

How the Quiz Predicts the Cause of Your Death

As mentioned in an article on Sage Journals, “When physicians think a patient will die, factors such as age, being in a medical (vs. surgical) ICU, and severity of disease are considered and increase the likelihood of a correct prediction.” But that’s not how an online quiz works—at least for most.

When a test wants to predict the possible cause of your death, your lifestyle is the key factor. It’s crucial to analyze your job’s riskiness and unhealthy habits.

So, the questionnaire includes questions about your career, lifestyle, and experiences. The goal is to create a risk prediction model, so it’s more likely to predict how you will die.

Different Methods Humans Have Used to Predict Their Death

Humans have always tried to explore death’s nature as well as what’s beyond it. History is full of various approaches to predict the kings’ and queens’ future to protect them from sudden, unwelcomed passing. But one could categorize all the death prediction tools in human history like this:


Susan Rowlen, a modern-day psychic, says, “I see people, and I know that they’re not going to live long. But I don’t tell them because it’s not for me—it’s not my journey.” Susan is only an example of thousands of people claiming to have psychic powers around the globe. And their alleged powers have been among humans’ first attempts to predict death or its cause.


You have probably heard that dogs can smell fear or even diseases like cancer. But can an animal smell death? A cat named Oscar in a Rohde Island nursing house was famous for predicting 60 patients’ death accurately. It used to lay on the patients’ bed and crane its neck while curling as a death alarm.

No scientific data has supported the idea of animals knowing when or how you’ll die. But they indeed smell things humans don’t. So, sensing hormonal changes before death is not a completely irrational theory about them.

Artificial Intelligence

The ancient question of “How will I die?” is still relevant to this day. Modern-day scientists are working on AI-powered prediction algorithms to guess a patients’ exact lifespan based on their profile. One study managed to estimate the time of the death of patients with 95% accuracy—although the prediction was in a 3-12 months span, which is not that precise.

Is It Okay to Overthink Things Like, “What Will I Die from?”

It is NOT helpful to be concerned about the cause of your death. It might lead to serious mental conditions such as thanatophobia, which is an intense fear of death or dying. You are better off without overthinking how you will die. Instead, focus on having a safe and healthy lifestyle to live a happy life as long as possible.

What Are the Worst Causes of Death?

You don’t want to hear a horrible cause when asking, “How will die?” But what are the actual worst ways to die? In general, quick and sudden deaths have been proven to be the easiest ones—since your body doesn’t get to react to possible pain. But the same cannot be said for slow and active deaths since your brain remains alive for quite a while and reacts to pain.

That being said, here are the worst ways to die.

Active Death

When it takes a few days or hours for a person to die, it’s called an active death process. Your senses fade away slowly and in a particular way: first, you lose your appetite and don’t feel thirsty anymore, then you lose the ability to speak as long as your vision, and finally, you don’t hear anything and don’t sense a touch. Active death is one of the worst ways to die because your brain lives for long enough to feel all the pain before it shuts down.

Drowning or burning

Many people who ask, “How will I die?” are afraid to hear drowning or burning as an answer. That’s because they’re considered slow deaths—although it might take a few minutes for a person to die of such causes. Again, the reason no one wants to die by drowning and burning is the inflicted pain. Even adrenaline in your blood cannot soothe the agony in such scenarios.

Are You Ready to Find Out How You’ll Die?

It is nearly impossible to predict how a person is going to die even with the latest technologies. But our quiz does its best to do so using your own responses. Your current lifestyle and decisions are key factors in determining possible causes of death in the future. And that’s what our questionnaire does. Are you ready to face your fate?

Quiz Disclaimer

Please, do not participate in the How Will I Die Quiz if you have thanatophobia, severe depression, or any concerning mental illnesses. The test here is for entertainment purposes, and you should take the results lightly.