Using Train’s hit song “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” the Connecticut-based Vantis Life Insurance Company wants to raise awareness about the importance of having a life insurance policy to protect loved ones in the case of an unexpected death. In “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” the singer chooses to tell his friends about his girlfriend dying in outlandish ways rather than admitting that they broke up. The company thought it would be interesting to look into the real statistics behind the lyrics.


WINDSOR, CT, February 24, 2020 — In order to raise awareness about the importance of having a life insurance policy to protect your loved ones in the case of an unexpected death, Vantis Life Insurance Company decided to analyze the lyrics of the song “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” by Train.

“Death is a very serious and tragic topic, but we were inspired by the lyrics of this lighthearted song to examine the real statistics behind some of the excuses the singer gives for his girlfriend’s absence,” said Alison Robb, digital marketing manager at Vantis Life Insurance Company. “The truth is they broke up, but the singer gives these outlandish examples of how she died to avoid sharing the truth with his friends.”

Their full Ways to Die article lists dying in an airplane crash as having the statistical odds of 1 in 5.4 million, getting eaten by a shark as 1 in 3.7 million, the number of people dying in the desert as 1-3 per year, and many others all based on the lyrics of the song. Some, as in death from a car crash or “got run over by a crappy purple Scion,” were far more significant than the others with an estimated 40,000 people in 2018.

“For the most part, compiling these statistics of ‘saying goodbye’ was entertaining and informative for us, but the underlying point of this article was to show people that unexpected deaths do occur and are a terrifying reality in our world,” said Robb. “The only way to be truly prepared for such a tragedy is to have a life insurance policy in place.”

Vantis Life offers life insurance products to financially protect hard-working Americans through all stages of life. Their life insurance website invites middle-market consumers to apply online for Term Life Insurance, Whole Life Insurance, and final expense offering an accelerated underwriting process which cuts the time it takes to underwrite a policy down to a few days and even same day approval for the most physically and financially fit.

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ABOUT VANTIS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY: Established in 1942, Vantis Life Insurance Company’s primary goal is to provide families affordable life insurance products. Vantis Life markets its products directly to the consumer. The company prides itself on providing affordable, easy-to-buy products to middle-income American families and supporting these products with attentive and personal customer service. Vantis Life is a separately operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Learn more at

Media Contact
Alison Robb
Digital Marketing Manager
Vantis Life Insurance Company
200 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095-1779
(860) 298-6018