Famous deaths: Which movie and music stars died at 27? #27club

THE 27 CLUB is a famous group of people who all have one thing in common - they passed away at the very young age of 27. Which movie and music stars died at 27?

PUBLISHED: 10:18, Wed, Feb 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:49, Wed, Feb 12, 2020

In and the music industry, there is a sad number of performers who have passed away at young age. From Marilyn Monroe to Sid Vicious, the number of young deaths is incredibly sad. But for some, their early deaths make them part of a group which ties them together by their age.

Which movie and music stars died at 27?

There is a huge number of these, with causes of death ranging from plane crashes to drug overdoses and other accidents.

In Tel Aviv, some of the best known artists from this group were graffitied on a wall to commemorate them, however many have suggested the artwork has a morbid quality to it, and some even consider it to be vandalism.

Here are some of the sad instances where major stars have passed away aged just 27.

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Which movie and music stars died at 27?Which movie and music stars died at 27? (Image: Getty)

Brian Jones

Brian Jones was born in February 1942, and was the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones.

He was a slide guitarist, but began to have difficulties with the law along with other members of the band over drug-related charges.

Jones developed drug and alcohol problems and soon his contributions to the band decreased, as Keith Richard and Mick Hagger began to take over the band’s musical direction.

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Eventually, Jones was asked to leave the band in June 1969, and was replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor.

He began to demo some of his own songs and he was reported to be in good spirits after leaving the Rolling Stones.

However, only a few weeks after his departure from the band, he was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool in the early hours of July 2, 1969.

His death was stated as being “death by misadventure,” but coroners also noted his liver and heart were enlarged due to his drug and alcohol consumption.

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Brian Jones of the Rolling StonesBrian Jones of the Rolling Stones (Image: Getty)

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was another hugely influential guitarist, and was born in Seattle, Washington, in November 1942.

He rose to fame from around 1966, when he had success in the UK and founded The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The band say broke up on 1969, but by this time Hendrix had become a worldwide star.

He began to experiment with drugs and alcohol, at one point being charged with drug possession and forced to go to trial in December 1969.

A year later, on September 17, 1970, he was found unresponsive in his apartment in London, and was pronounced dead the following day at the hospital.

It was first announced he died of asphyxia from choking on his own vomit while high on drugs, however the verdict was declared open due to insufficient evidence.

Jimi Hendrix performing on stageJimi Hendrix performing on stage (Image: Getty)

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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was another musician whose death was incredible sad for the music world, and came only a few weeks after Hendrix’s death.

Joplin, an America singer, was born in January 1943 in Texas, and began making early recordings from 1962.

She was a member of various bands before she split from Big Brother and the Holding Company, at which point she was a solo singer backed by a band.

However, by this point in 1969, it was alleged Joplin was a regular heroine user, though many tried to keep her clean and away from drug-using friends.

On October 4, Joplin was found dead by her bed at the Landmark Motor Hotel in ,

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