Drummer ?uestlove Goes Vegan In Order To 'Live Past 60'
3/30/2012 9:20am EDT
The Roots star Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson has adopted a vegan diet in a bid to extend his life expectancy.
The drummer is known for his bulky build, but he's decided to embark on a healthy eating regime he's dubbed "a great vegan experiment" as he tries to slim down so he can outlive his rap peers.
Thompson, who is six weeks into his new meat-free diet, tells NYmag.com, "I want to be the first member of the hip-hop generation to live past 60."
Most recently, the hip-hop star's pal Heavy D, who suffered from heart disease, died at the age of 44 in November.