The 27 Club—Celebrities Who Died Way Too Young

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What do Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis JoplinKurt Cobain, and Brian Jones have in common?

They all died at the age of 27.

After a slew of celebs died three years short of their 30th birthday, people started to see a pattern—which is not surprising given the evidence—and, that’s when the 27 club became a thing.

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Since that time, others have unwittingly joined the tragic club, such as British soul singer, Amy Winehouse—who died in July 2011. Sadly, the most shocking thing about the long time drug addict's sudden death, was that it wasn't from a heroin overdose, but, rather, alcohol poisoning.

From drug overdoses, to suicides, to heart attacks, to car crashes, to gun battles, each member of the 27 club's death was equally tragic—and the world was left a sadder place without their unique talents.

And, one thing's for certain, if I were a celebrity, I wouldn't be looking forward to my 27th birthday…

Check out Popdust's gallery of the 27 Club members...

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