The 27 Club
Here are 9 members of the 27 Club – great singers and musicians who have died in tragic circumstances at the age of 27. Too much talent lost way too soon.
Kurt Cobain – American singer, guitarist, and songwriter with Nirvana. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 27.
Jimi Hendrix – American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Died from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27.
Robert Leroy Johnson – American Delta blues singer and musician. Died from possible poisoning at the age of 27.
Brian Jones – British guitarist and founding member of The Rolling Stones. Drowned in his swimming pool at the age of 27.
Janis Joplin – American rock ‘n roll singer. Died of an overdose of heroin combined with alcohol at the age of 27.
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – American keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead. Died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism at the age of 27.
Jim Morrison – American singer, songwriter, and lead singer of The Doors. Died of a possible drug overdose at the age of 27.
Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson – American leader, singer and songwriter of Canned Heat. Died of a barbituate overdose at the age of 27.
Amy Jade Winehouse – English singer and songwriter. Died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.
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Curator: John Kremer