The 27 club

The 27 club is a list mostly of musicians, artists, or actors who died at age 27.Their deaths are often attributed to drug and/or alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide, suicide, or transportation-related accidents.

Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, as well as Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, this coincidence gave rise to some comment, it was not until Kurt Cobain’s 1994 death however, that the idea of a “27 Club” began to catch on in the public’s perception.Blues musician Robert Johnson, who died in 1938, is the earliest popular musician who has been included in the 27 Club.

Then in 2011, seventeen years after Cobain’s death, Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27, prompting a renewed swell of media interest devoted to the club once again.Three years earlier, she had eerily expressed a fear of dying at that age.

An person doesn’t necessarily have to be a musician to qualify as a member of the 27 Club. Rolling Stone included television actor Jonathan Brandis, who died by suicide in 2003, in a list of “members” of the 27 Club.

Personally I don’t agree with the 27 club being a thing. I just find it disrespectful to those who have passed and their families

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