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    The 27 Club

    Amy Winehouse is the latest to join the unfortunate ranks of the 27 Club, that group of musicians who all eerily died at the age of 27. Here are some of the notable members of the club you really don't want to belong to. Sadly, this is only a small sampling of the roster of the 27 Club.

    • Robert Johnson

      Robert Johnson

      Image Source. Legendary blues man who is said to have sold his soul to the devil in order to gain his unparalleled musicianship. He is regarded as the first member of the 27 Club. Cause of death unknown, August 16, 1938.

    • Kurt Cobain

      Kurt Cobain

      Image Source. Singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana. Committed suicide by shotgun, April 5, 1994.

    • Brian Jones

      Brian Jones

      Image Source. Guitarist of the Rolling Stones. Died by drowning in his swimming pool, July 3, 1969.

    • Dave Alexander

      Dave Alexander

      Image Source. Bassist of Iggy and The Stooges. Died of an alcoholism related pulmonary edema, February 10, 1975.

    • Jean Michel-Basquiat

      Jean Michel-Basquiat

      Image Source. Painter and founder of Gray, an industrial noise band. Died of a heroin, morphine and cocaine overdose, August 12, 1988.

    • D. Boon

      D. Boon

      Image Source. Singer and guitarist of The Minutemen. Died in an automobile accident, December 22, 1985.

    • Janis Joplin

      Janis Joplin

      Image Source. Singer and songwriter of Big Brother and the Holding Company, also a solo artist. Died of a probable heroin overdose, October 4, 1970.

    • Kristen Pfaff

      Kristen Pfaff

      Image Source. Bassist of Hole. Died of a heroin overdose, June 16, 1994.

    • Jimi Hendrix

      Jimi Hendrix

      Image Source. Singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Died by asphyxiating on his vomit after combining wine and sleeping pills, September 18, 1970.

    • Jim Morrison

      Jim Morrison

      Image Source. Singer and songwriter of The Doors. Died of heart failure, July 3, 1971.

    • Mia Zapata

      Mia Zapata

      Image Source. Singer and songwriter of The Gits. Zapata was raped, beaten and strangled to death, July 7, 1993.

    • Pete Ham

      Pete Ham

      Image Source. Singer, guitarist and songwriter of Badfinger. Committed suicide by hanging, April 24, 1975.

    • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

      Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

      Image Source. Keyboardist and singer of The Grateful Dead. Died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism, March 8, 1973.

    • Richey Edwards

      Richey Edwards

      Image Source. Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers. Disappeared, presumed dead, February 1995.

    • Amy Winehouse

      Amy Winehouse

      Image Source. Singer and songwriter. Cause of death unknown, July 23, 2011.

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