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Amy Winehouse, Another Musician Dead At 27

I still think it’s a crazy coincidence, but so crazy it’s worth mentioning. Amy Winehouse’s death over the weekend adds to the list of musicians in history who have died at the tender age of 27. Here’s the full list:

  • Legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson,  1938, Believed to be poisoned

  • Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones,  1969, Mysterious murder or accidental death
Brian and Keith
Brian and Keith - Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images
Jimi Hendrix
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Janis Joplin
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The Doors
Jim Morrison (second from the right) - Central Press/Getty Images
  • Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan,  1973, Health complications that lead to a gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Ron McKernan

  • Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff,  1994,  Acute opiate intoxication


Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'
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  • Amy Winehouse,  2011, Cause of death still under investigation
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There are actually others on the list but I believe those are the most famous. I could of swore either Tupac or the Notorious B.I.G. were 27 when they died, but after further investigation it turned out I was wrong (Tupac was 25 and Biggie was 24). Just sort of weird though that so many musicians died at that same young age.

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