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on 23 Jul 2011 05:57

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Is 27 a Deadly Age?

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1. Kurt Cobain

American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana.

Date of Death: April 5, 1994.
Cause of death: Ruled as suicide by shotgun.

Average listal rating (476 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
2. Amy Winehouse

English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz.

Date of Death: July 23, 2011.
Cause of Death: Alcohol poisoning.
Dan's rating:

Average listal rating (537 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
3. Jimi Hendrix

American guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Date of Death: September 18, 1970.
Cause of Death: Asphyxiated on vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine.

Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
4. Janis Joplin

American singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger.

Date of Death: October 4, 1970.
Cause of Death: Probable heroin overdose.

Average listal rating (280 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
5. Jim Morrison

Lead singer, songwriter and video director for The Doors.

Date of Death: July 3, 1971.
Cause of Death: Heart failure (no autopsy was performed).

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 9.1  IMDB Rating
6. Richey Edwards

Guitarrist of "Manic Street Preachers"

Date of Death: Disappeared 1 February 1995, officially presumed dead 2008. *Body never found*
Cause of Death: Presumed suicide at age of 27.

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Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
7. Robert Johnson

Blues singer and musician.

Date of Death: August 16, 1938.
Cause of Death: Unknown, but typically credited to strychnine poisoning.

Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
8. Kristen Pfaff

American bass guitarist, best known for her work with Hole.

Date of Death: June 16, 1994.
Cause of Death: Officially ruled as an accidental heroin overdose.

Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
9. Brian Jones

Rolling Stones founder and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist.

Date of Death: July 3, 1969.
Cause of Death: Drowned in a swimming pool. The coroner's report stated "death by misadventure."

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
10. Dickie Pride

British rock and roll singer.

Date of Death: March 26, 1969.
Cause of Death: Overdose of sleeping pills.

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
11. Dave Alexander

Bassist for the Stooges.

Date of Death: February 10, 1975.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary edema.

Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
12. Chris Bell

Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo.

Date of Death: December 27, 1978.
Cause of Death: Car crash: ran into a telephone pole.

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
13. Jacob Miller

Jamaican reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle.

Date of Death: March 23, 1980.
Cause of Death: Car crash.

Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
14. Jean Michel Basquiat

Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray.

Date of Death: August 12, 1988.
Cause of Death: Speedball overdose.

Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
15. Mia Zapata

Lead singer of the Gits.

Date of Death: July 7, 1993.
Cause of Death: Murdered.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
16. Valentin Elizalde

Mexican banda singer.

Date of Death: November 25, 2006.
Cause of Death: Murdered.

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
17. Robert Harron

American motion picture actor of the early silent film era.

Date of Death: September 5, 1920.
Cause of Death: Suicide.

Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
18. Jonathan Brandis

American actor, director, and screenwriter.

Date of Death: November 12, 2003.
Cause of Death: Suicide (from injuries he suffered after he hanged himself)

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
19. Einar Hanson

Swedish silent film motion-picture actor.

Date of Death: June 3, 1927.
Cause of Death: Car accident.

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
20. Justin Mentell

Actor from Boston Legal.

Date of Death: February 1, 2010.
Cause of Death: Car accident.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
21. Richard Turner

Trumpet player, collaborator with Friendly Fires.

Date of Death: August 11, 2011.
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
22. Antoine Ashley

American drag queen, classically-trained dancer and contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race.

Date of Death: October 1st, 2012.
Cause of Death: Heart failure.


Artist who died when they were 27 years old.

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Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 24 16:41
FINALLY someone made this list with the rest of the people too ! Great job.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 25 0:47
Thank you dude :D Glad you liked it.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 25 1:59
Janis, Kristen Pfaff, Kurt Cobain :\
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 25 2:40
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 25 15:11
Great job!
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 26 6:05
Great list!
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Aug 26 5:08
Great list.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 6 9:19
is this a top? cuz if it's a top and you have amy winehouse higher than jimmy hendrix, than you have a problem
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 6 12:55
Richey Edwards, guitarist of manic street preachers..presumed suicide at age of 27 body never found :/ great list!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 4 7:41
Great list, fortunately I have 28
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 4 9:56
27 is indeed deadly. Great list.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 28 1:56
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 5 2:34
Maybe its so dangerous for the drug users/alcoholics because they're so destructive at that particular age. The 27 Club is renowned because of its list of musicians who were drug addicts or depressives living on the edge, hopefully it teaches others not to follow the same fatal path.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 2 22:20
And nothing of value was lost.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 3 21:12
Tragic. Nice list though!
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Apr 1 1:18
a friend of mine told me that morrison died because of heroin overdose in paris.
Posted: 5 months, 1 week ago at Mar 15 4:08
When Amy Winehouse died, everyone acted surprised even though it was predictable years away. "Oh my, Amy Winehouse is dead, I'm so shocked!" that's how people reacted. And of course, in death they rise to saint hood. No one can talk about how overrated Amy Winehouse was before she died cause now all of a sudden she's a great singer. Same goes for Jim Morrison even though his vocal range was terrible before and after his drug abuse.

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