27 Club: From Jimi Hendrix to Jim Morrison, Musicians Who Died at Age 27
The "27 Club" is a term in pop culture that refers to a collection of popular musicians who died—tragically—at age 27.
This group includes Jim Morrison of the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more. It's enough to make you wonder if there's actually something "to" it.
"The number of musicians who died at [age] 27 is truly remarkable by any standard," wrote Charles R. Cross, who has written biographies of Hendrix and Kurt Cobain (who also died at 27). "[Although] humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27."
However, according to a 2011 study published in the British Medical Journal, there is no increase in the risk of death for musicians at age 27.
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