While we have noted the passing of the rich and famous at a young age, many of whom are rock stars, hip-hop artists, the fashion and arts industry or actors who die young, deaths of which are often attributed to drug overdoses, very few of us have linked their deaths to the “27 Club”. I have never until this moment heard of the “27 Club” as mentioned in the follow post written by Temerity Forthright, a guest blogger at Independent Sentinel. Enjoy.
Independent Sentinel by Temerity Forthright (Guest post)
The “27 Club” is a group of music stars and actors who died tragically at the age of 27. The sheer number of people on this list staggering.
The infamous club had an influx of inductees in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the height of the drug and alcohol fueled rock and roll era. But the list goes back to the 1890s and has added several new members in 2016.
The term “27 Club” was coined after the death of Nirvana’s 27-year-old lead singer Curt Cobain in 1994. The first person generally recognized as part of the 27 Club was composer, pianist, and conductor Alexandre Levy, who died at age 27 of unknown causes in 1892. The most recent member of the 27 Club is “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who died in June of 2016 when he was crushed by his own car.
The trifecta of famous singers who died at age 27 was Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970 and Jim Morrison in 1971. Their deaths were all were related to drug overdoses[…]