Amy Winehouse & Others : Dead at 27
The reported death of troubled singer Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 is a sad reminder of several other musical stars who also passed away at the same age.
Known in pop culture as "The 27 Club," this unfortunate collective of stars remains forever frozen in fans minds at that age, with many of them believed to have had their best work yet ahead of them.
Dead: July 23, 2011, 27 years and 313 days, probable heroin overdose
Dead: July 3, 1969, 27 years and 125 days, drowned in a swimming pool
Band: Rolling Stones
Dead: eptember 18, 1970, 27 years and 295 days, asphyxiated on vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine
Band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys
Dead: October 4, 1970, 27 years and 258 days, heroin overdose
Band: The Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band
Dead: July 3, 1971, 27 years and 207 days, cause of death listed as "heart failure"
Band: The Doors
Dead: April 5, 1994, 27 years and 44 days, ruled as suicide by shotgun
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson
Dead: September 3, 1970, Barbiturate overdose, possible suicide
Band: Canned Heat
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Dead: March 8, 1973, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism
Band: Grateful Dead
Dead: May 3, 1972, Electrocution by live microphone after touching it with his wet hands
Band: Stone the Crows
Dead: February 10, 1975, Pulmonary edema