Punk icon Iggy Pop is hoping for a death at sea, courtesy of a hungry shark.

The Lust for Life singer, 66, admits he hates the idea of dying in a nursing home in his 90s and would much rather have a violent death.

He tells Playboy magazine, "I have a beach house in the Cayman Islands, where there are sharks. When I go swimming I think, 'Boy, a shark attack would solve a lot of problems.

"I seriously do not want to go into assisted living or a nursing home, so I'm hoping for a shark attack. That would be good."