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27 Club members and list of names

The 27 Club is a list of musicians who passed away at that age. There’s a freaky amount of major names who gave in to their demons at that age including the first on our list – Jimi Hendrix. An overdose of prescription sleeping pills were said to have been the cause of Hendrix’s death back in September 1970.

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Kurt Cobain was a great musician whose death in April 1994 rocked the music world. A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head took the singer out and some form of depression made the Nirvana frontman put the barrel into his mouth in the first place.

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Amy Winehouse’s trouble with alcohol and drugs was well known by the time she passed away at home in London in July 2011. An alcohol overdose robbed the world of this great singer.

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Amy Winehouse’s trouble with alcohol and drugs was well known by the time she passed away at home in London in July 2011. An alcohol overdose robbed the world of this great singer.

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Jim Morrison’s death by heroin overdose in July 1971 was tragic. The Doors frontman’s death has also been attributed to a mistake. One of his girlfriends at the time believes that he snorted heroin mistakenly thinking that it was cocaine.

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Brian Jones was one of the founder members of The Rolling Stones. Although he was quickly overshadowed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, he was a great musician. His drug habit meant that he was forced out of the band in June 1969. Less than a month later, he died by drowning in his swimming pool.

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Alan Wilson of Canned Heat isn’t as well-known as some of the others on this list but he also died at the age of 27.

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Alan Wilson of Canned Heat isn’t as well-known as some of the others on this list but he also died at the age of 27.

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Ink and Dagger singer Sean McCabe is another who died tragically so early in his life. He choked on his own vomit in a hotel room during August 2000.

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Janis Joplin was most famous when she performed as a solo act. Her assumed heroin overdose happened in October 1970.

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Janis Joplin was most famous when she performed as a solo act. Her assumed heroin overdose happened in October 1970.

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