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Saturday, October 21, 2017

27 Club: Stars Who Died at Age 27, From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain (Photos)

27 Club of stars who died tragically at age 27

 

Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938)

The American blues legend made the Mississippi Delta style famous, but his premature death near Greenwood, Mississippi, remains as mysterious as much of his short life.

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

The rock guitarist died in London of asphyxiation while intoxicated on barbituates.

Brian Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969)

The founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones drowned in the swimming pool of his home in East Sussex, England.

Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) 

The blues singer died of a heroin overdose at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood.

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

The singer, songwriter and frontman for The Doors was found in the bathtub of a Paris apartment, apparently from an accidental heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

The singer, songwriter and frontman for The Doors was found in the bathtub of a Paris apartment, apparently from an accidental heroin overdose.

Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973)

A founding member of the Grateful Dead, McKiernan died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his home in Corte Madera, California.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988)

The American graphic artist famous for graffiti-inspired paintings died of a heroin overdose in his Manhattan studio.

Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

The singer-songwriter and frontman for the grunge band Nirvana died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

Jonathan Brandis (April 13, 1976 – November 12, 2003)

A child actor best known for the NBC sci-fi series “SeaQuest DSV” committed suicide in his L.A. apartment building.

Amy Winehouse (September 14,  1983 – 23 July 23, 2011) 

The British R&B and soul singer, who had long battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol, died of alcohol poisoning at her London home.

Anton Yelchin (March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016)

The actor best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the big-screen “Star Trek” reboots, died in an accidental car accident at his L.A. home.

Richey James Edwards (December 1967, – 1 February 1995)

The Welsh guitarist and lyricist for the Manic Street Preachers missed a flight for a U.S. promotional tour on February 1, 1995 and he functionally disappeared near the Wales-England border soon after that. In 2008, he was declared “presumed dead.”

Rudy Lewis (August 23, 1936 – May 20, 1964)

The R&B singer for the Drifters sang lead on such hits as “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Up On The Roof” and “On Broadway.” He was found dead in a Harlem hotel room of a suspected drug overdose.

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