The 27 Club: Musicians Who Died at 27

Aug 29, 2016 at 11:45 am |
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If You’re A 27-Year-Old Musician, Watch Out

It turns out that one of the most exclusive clubs on the planet might not be one that many aspire to join. The infamous 27 Club is full of musicians who died at the young age of 27. It’s no surprise that the greatest musicians live their lives fast, and often meet tragic or even violent deaths, but the high volume of musicians who died at this fateful age has led people to question if there’s something more to this pattern.

People began taking an interest in the 27 club when musicians Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died at age 27 within 24 months of one another. Since then, a number of iconic musicians have met their fate at the same age. So the question must be asked: is this really just a crazy coincidence? Or is there something about the 27th year of life that drives the artistic mind to insanity?

Check out some of the notable deaths from the 27 Club in this gallery, and see for yourself if admittance to this club is coincidence, or conspiracy.

Amy Winehouse

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