Monday, July 25, 2011

"Dead At 27" Club

Musicians only.

Robert Johnson, widely considered to be the most influential blues musician of all time, died in 1938 at the age of 27 in Greenwood, Miss. According to legend, his death was caused by drinking whiskey laced with strychnine.

Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), found dead in his East Sussex swimming pool in 1969 at age 27. The coroner's explanation was "death by misadventure."

Jimi Hendrix, died in 1970 at age 27 in London. The autopsy stated that Hendrix asphyxiated on his vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine.

Janis Joplin (Big Brother), died in Los Angeles in 1970 at age 27, only a few weeks after Jimi Hendrix. The official cause of death was a heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison (The Doors), died in 1971 at age 27 in Paris. No autopsy was performed, but many attribute his death to alcoholism and a possible heroin overdose.

Ron "Pigpen, McKernan (Grateful Dead) died in 1973 at age 27 in Corte Madera. The cause of death was gastrointestinal hemorrhage, likely caused by alcoholism.

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), died in 1994 at age 27, in Seattle. The cause was ruled as suicide by shotgun.

Amy Winehouse, died in London on July 23, 2011, at age 27. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of her death.

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