The 27 Club
The 27 Club
Recognized by the death of Kurt Cobain
Popular musicians, artists and/or actors that have died at age 27.
The 27 Club – Note
The 27 Club has become one of the most elusive and remarkably tragic coincidences in rock & roll history. The term became widely known after Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, with rock fans connecting his age to that of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Jimi Hendrix – though it was notable to fans in the early 1970s when those four visionaries died within just two years of each other.
The 27 Club refers to all the legendary musicians who died at the age of 27. If you have never heard of the “27 Club”, it was the unofficial name come up with to describe the unbelievable number of famous musicians who died at the age of 27.
When Amy Winehouse passed away at age 27 in 2011, it attracted even more attention to the significance of the age. While the club has been largely connected to musicians, it has expanded since, as many young actors and artists have lost their lives due to everything from addiction to suicide to freak accidents.
Also published on Medium.