What Is the 27 Club?

Member of the 27 Club, Kurt Cobain
The 27 Club is a term that refers to a group of talented and influential musicians who all died at the age of 27. These musicians include some of the most famous and legendary figures in the music industry such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and others. The phenomenon of so many talented artists dying at such a young age has captured the imagination of people all over the world and has become a source of fascination and speculation.

Many theories have been proposed to explain the high number of musicians who have died at 27. Some believe that the combination of fame, drug use, and mental health issues contribute to this trend. Others see it as a strange coincidence, pointing out that many other famous musicians have died at other young ages. Regardless of the reasons behind it, the impact of these musicians on popular culture cannot be ignored. They left behind a legacy of music that continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.

The 27 Club is not only a reminder of the tragedy of young talent lost too soon, but also a testament to the power of music to endure and inspire. The music of these artists continues to be celebrated and enjoyed decades after their deaths. They are remembered not only for their artistic talents, but also for their contributions to the evolution of music and popular culture. The 27 Club is a reminder that their legacies will live on through their music and influence, forever shaping the world of music as we know it.

Which Musicians and Celebrities Are in the 27 Club?


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Brian Jones

Brian Jones (born as Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones) born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England on February 28, 1942. He died on July 3, 1969 at the age of 27. Brian Jones died in Hartfield, East Sussex, England and was layed to rest at Bouncer's Lane Cemetery, Cheltenham.
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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin born in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S. on January 19, 1943. They died following a Opioid overdose, Heroin overdose on October 4, 1970 at the age of 27.
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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison (born as James Douglas Morrison) born in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. on December 8, 1943. He died following a heart failure on July 3, 1971 at the age of 27. Jim Morrison died in Paris, France and was layed to rest at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.
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D. Boon

D. Boon born in San Pedro, California, U.S. on April 1, 1958. He died on December 22, 1985 at the age of 27.
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Mia Zapata

Mia Zapata born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on August 25, 1965. They died on July 7, 1993 at the age of 27.
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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain (born as Kurt Donald Cobain) born in Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. on February 20, 1967. He died following a Suicide by gunshot on April 5, 1994 at the age of 27.
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Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis (born as Jonathan Gregory Brandis) born in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S. on April 13, 1976. He died following a Suicide by hanging on November 12, 2003 at the age of 27.
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Philip Amelio

Philip Amelio born in Sharon, Connecticut, U.S. on November 3, 1977. They died on April 1, 2005 at the age of 27.
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Justin Mentell

Justin Mentell born in Austin, Texas, U.S. on December 16, 1982. They died on February 1, 2010 at the age of 27.
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Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin (born as Anton Viktorovich Yelchin) born on March 11, 1989. They died following a Blunt traumatic asphyxia on June 19, 2016 at the age of 27. Anton Yelchin died in Studio City, California, U.S. and was layed to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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Fredo Santana

Fredo Santana (born as Derrick Coleman) born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on July 4, 1990. He died following a Fatal Seizure, Cardiovascular Disease on January 19, 2018 at the age of 27.
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Ryuchell (born as Ryuji Higa) born in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on September 29, 1995. They died following a Suicide on July 12, 2023 at the age of 27.