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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.

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  • 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.