27 Club

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The 27 club is the name given to a group of musicians, artists, actors and other celebrities who died at age 27. The members or number of members of this group is not fixed.

Musicians often included in the 27 Club[change | change source]

Picture Name When they died How they died What they did Age
Robert Johnson August 16, 1938 Poisoned Played as a solo artist and became well known for being so good at guitar, he could play two different riffs at the same time. 27 years, 97 days
Malcolm Hale October 30, 1968 Carbon Monoxide poisoning Sang and wrote songs for Spanky and Our Gang 27 years, 166 days
Brian Jones in 1965 Brian Jones July 3, 1969 Drowned in a swimming pool from asthmatic attack and drugs [1] Was in the band The Rolling Stones 27 years, 125 days
Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix September 18, 1970 choked on vomit caused by intoxication by multiple substances Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys 27 years, 295 days
Janis Joplin Janis Joplin October 4, 1970 Overdosed on opoid, heroin and others drugs [2] Sang and wrote songs for Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Cosmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band 27 years, 258 days
Jim Morrison Jim Morrison July 3, 1971 Cardiac Arrytmia[3] Sang and wrote songs for The Doors 27 years, 206 days
Jean-Michel Basquiat with Andy Warhol, Bruno Bischofberger and Fransesco Clemente Jean-Michel Basquiat August 12, 1988 Heroin overdose Artist who rose to success during the 1980s as a part of the neo-expressionism movement. 27 years, 234 days
Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain April 5, 1994 Suicide by gunshot under the effects of heroin[4] Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for Nirvana 27 years, 44 days
Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse July 23, 2011 Alcohol Intoxication[5] Singer 27 years, 312 days

References[change | change source]

  1. "All about Brian Jones, by Anthony Bruno — "Death by Misadventure" — Crime Library on". Trutv.com. 1969-07-10. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  2. "Janis Joplin: A Cry Cutting Through Time". The Washington Post. May 11, 1998.
  3. Walt, Vivienne (July 19, 2007). "Postcard: Paris". Time. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  4. Van Gelder, Lawrence. (March 3, 1998)"Footlights", New York Times
  5. Kaufman, Gil (29 July 2011). "Amy Winehouse's Death: Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal". mtv.com. Retrieved 31 July 2011.