So all those 60's people you looked up to, their due dates are coming up. It's happening now. It's inevitable. Not "death by misadventure," that was sort of the romantic r&r thing. Too much sex, drugs, r&r. Many were cut down early, and entered the pantheon.
The Trasher is different. Time catches up to everyone. No one gets out alive. And the icons, the personalities, the talent, those artists and actors and writers and directors that helped make the 60's and 70's seem different, more exciting, more creative, more edgy, are falling, will fall. You can see it happen day by day.
The Thrasher… Neil Young wrote about it…
When the Thrasher comes
I'll be stuck in the sun
like the dinosaurs in shrines
But I'll know the time has come
To give what's mine.