Famous members of the 27 Club
What is the 27 Club? -
The idea was born in the 1970s when a number of a rock icons died within a short time period, all at the age of 27
Jim Morrison -
The death of The Doors lead singer has been shrouded in mystery. He was found in the bathtub of his Paris hotel room in 1971.
Kurt Cobain -
The iconic grunge artist Kurt Cobain took his own life with a shotgun in April 1994.
Janis Joplin -
The hippie icon of the '70s, Janis Joplin's death rocked the music world. She was found dead in her hotel room only three weeks after Jimi Hendricks.
Amy Winehouse -
British singer Amy Winehouse was known worldwide for her incredibly soulful voice, She died of alcohol poisoning in her London flat in 2011.
Jimi Hendrix -
Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died after taking too many sleeping pills in October, 1970.
Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan -
McKernan was a founding member of the Grateful Dead, an American rock band with a massive cult following in the '60s and '70s.
Fredo Santana -
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana died suddenly in 2018 after an intense seizure.
Anton Yelchin -
Actor Anton Yelchin died in a freak car accident in 2016.
Pete Ham -
Badfinger guitarist Pete Ham died three days before his 28th birthday.
Kim Jong-hyun -
Kim Jong-hyun was the lead singer of one of South Korea's biggest boybands, SHINee. The world of K-pop is known to be intensely competitive.
Jonathan Brandis - He became a teen idol after starring in the sci-fi show 'SeaQuest DSV.' He sadly took his own life in 2003.
Les Harvey -
Leslie Harvey, guitarist of '70s rock band Stone the Crows, suffered an extremely public and dramatic death in 1972.
Harry Hains -
Australian actor Harry Hains was best known for his roles in 'American Horror Story' and 'The OA.' He passed away after an accidental fentanyl overdose in January of 2020.
Thomas Fekete -
Thomas Fekete was a founding member of the American indie rock band Surfer Blood. He left the band after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2017.
Richey Edwards -
Richey Edwards was the guitarist and lyricist of the Manic Street Preachers. He mysteriously disappeared in 1995.
Pete de Freitas -
Pete de Freitas (right) was the drummer of the English rockband Echo & the Bunnymen. Sadly, his life was cut short by a motorcycle accident in 1989.
Alexander Baslachev -
Alexander Baslachev was a soviet rockstar in the 1980s, known for his poetry as well as his music. He was referred to as a 'rock bard.'