It seems here that if certain personages happen to die it must always certainly be murder, no doubt committed by some “deep state”, “illuminati”, or other such nefarious and nebulous force, regardless of how old they were.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap. died on September 23, 1968 at the age of 81 years, 4 month, and 2 days.
I couldn’t find the “average age at death by year” for individual countries in a hurry … the data is out there, I just don’t have time to do the research. However, useful extrapolation can be made from “life expectancy” data, which is the average number of years a person born in a certain year could be expected to live.
2015 World Health Organization life expectancy for a male born in Italy is 80.5 years (ranked 6th in the world). For interesting comparison, for a male born in the U.S. it is 76.9 (ranked 32nd. In the world).
No matter how one slices and dices the numbers, St. Pio was ahead of the curve in terms of age at death.
Another interesting, though unrelated, thought occurs to me, as it is often asked if St. Pio said the “new Mass”. The Roman Missal often refered to as the Novus Ordo was promulgated on April 3, 1969, with the provision that it was to go into effect on November 30 of the same year, the First Sunday of Advent. St. Pio died on September 23, 1968.