ArchiveHere’s How You’re Going to Die (Probably)Bryan Schott·June 8, 2014· Share The most common cause of death in Utah, other than cancer or heart disease, is by stroke. Slate.com put together this handy (?) map so you can know what’s probably going to kill you. The data is based on a 2008 CDC report using figures from 2005 – the most recent mortality statistics available. Here’s another fun death fact about Utah – the Beehive State has the sixth-highest diabetes rate in the nation.