The 27 club

 

The 27 Club is a term that refers to a number of popular musicians who died at age 27 often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide.The number of

 musicians who have died at this age and the circumstances of many of those deaths have given rise to the idea that premature deaths at this age are unusually common.

Name Date of death Official cause of death Fame Age
Alexandre Levy January 17, 1892 Unknown Composer, pianist and conductor 27 years, 98 days
Louis Chauvin March 26, 1908 Neurosyphilitic sclerosis Ragtime musician 27 years, 13 days
Robert Johnson August 16, 1938 Poisoning (strychnine [unattributed]) Blues singer and musician who recorded a very influential set of 29 songs. 27 years, 100 days
Nat Jaffe August 5, 1945 Complications from high blood pressure Swing jazz pianist 27 years, 216 days
Jesse Belvin February 6, 1960 Traffic collision (car) R&B singer, pianist and songwriter 27 years, 53 days
Rudy Lewis May 20, 1964 Drug overdose Vocalist of the Drifters 27 years, 271 days
Joe Henderson October 24, 1964 Heart attack R&B and gospel singer 27 years, 183 days
Malcolm Hale October 31, 1968 Poisoning (carbon monoxide) Original member and lead guitarist of Spanky and Our Gang 27 years, 166 days
Dickie Pride March 26, 1969 Drug overdose (sleeping pills) Rock and roll singer 27 years, 156 days
Brian Jones July 3, 1969 Drowning[27] (coroner's report states "death by misadventure")[28] Rolling Stones founder, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist 27 years, 125 days
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson September 3, 1970 Drug overdose (barbiturate), possible suicide Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat 27 years, 61 days
Jimi Hendrix September 18, 1970 Asphyxiation[30] Pioneering electric guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys 27 years, 295 days
Janis Joplin October 4, 1970 Drug overdose (probable, heroin)[31] Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band 27 years, 258 days
Arlester "Dyke" Christian March 13, 1971 Murdered Frontman, vocalist and bassist of Dyke and the Blazers 27 years, 273 days
Jim Morrison July 3, 1971 Heart failure[33] Singer, lyricist, and leader of the Doors 27 years, 207 days
Linda Jones March 14, 1972 Complications from diabetes Soul singer 27 years, 91 days
Leslie Harvey May 3, 1972 Electrocution Guitarist for Stone the Crows and brother of Alex Harvey 27 years, 233 days
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan March 8, 1973 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead 27 years, 181 days
Roger Lee Durham July 27, 1973 Fell off a horse and died from the injuries Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone 27 years, 163 days
Wallace Yohn August 12, 1974 Plane crash Organ player of Chase 27 years, 212 days
Dave Alexander February 10, 1975 Pulmonary edema Bassist for the Stooges 27 years, 252 days
Pete Ham April 24, 1975 Suicide by hanging Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger 27 years, 362 days
Gary Thain December 8, 1975 Drug overdose (heroin) Former bassist of Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartley Band 27 years, 207 days
Cecilia August 2, 1976 Traffic collision (car) Singer 27 years, 296 days
Helmut Köllen May 3, 1977 Poisoning (carbon monoxide) Bassist for 1970s prog rock band Triumvirat 27 years, 62 days
Chris Bell December 27, 1978 Traffic collision (car) Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo 27 years, 349 days
Jacob Miller March 23, 1980 Traffic collision (car) Reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle 27 years, 324 days
D. Boon December 22, 1985 Traffic collision (van) Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen 27 years, 266 days
Alexander Bashlachev February 17, 1988 Fall from a height, probable suicide Poet, rock musician and songwriter 27 years, 266 days
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August 12, 1988 Drug overdose (Speedball) Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray 27 years, 234 days
Pete de Freitas June 14, 1989 Traffic collision (motorcycle) Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen 27 years, 346 days
Mia Zapata July 7, 1993 Murdered Lead singer of the Gits 27 years, 316 days
Kurt Cobain April 5, 1994 c. Suicide by gunshot[36] Founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana 27 years, 44 days c.
Kristen Pfaff June 16, 1994 Drug overdose (heroin) Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe 27 years, 21 days
Richey Edwards February 1, 1995 Disappeared; officially presumed deadNovember 23, 2008 Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers 27 years, 41 days
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 Murdered American rapper and member of Screwed Up Click 27 years, 61 days
Freaky Tah March 28, 1999 Murdered American rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz 27 years, 318 days
Kami June 21, 1999 Subarachnoid hemorrhage Drummer for Malice Mizer 27 years, 140 days
Rodrigo Bueno June 24, 2000 Traffic collision (car) Cuarteto singer 27 years, 31 days
Sean Patrick McCabe August 28, 2000 Asphyxiation Lead singer of Ink & Dagger 27 years, 289 days
Maria Serrano Serrano November 24, 2001 Plane crash (Crossair Flight 3597) Background singer for Passion Fruit 27 years, 363 days
Jeremy Michael Ward May 25, 2003 Drug overdose (heroin) The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator 27 years, 20 days
Bryan Ottoson April 19, 2005 Drug overdose (prescription medication) Guitarist for American Head Charge 27 years, 32 days
Valentín Elizalde November 26, 2006 Murdered Mexican banda singer 27 years, 297 days
Amy Winehouse July 23, 2011 Poisoning (alcohol)[38] Singer-songwriter 27 years, 312 days
Richard Turner August 11, 2011 Cardiac arrest Trumpet player, collaborator with Friendly Fires[39] 27 years, 12 days
Nicole Bogner January 6, 2012 Undisclosed illness Singer for Visions of Atlantis 27 years, 290 days
Soroush "Looloosh" Farazmand November 11, 2013 Murdered Guitarist for the Yellow Dogs 27 years, 11 days
Slađa Guduraš December 10, 2014 Road accident Bosnian pop singer and actress 27 years, 121 days

 
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