The 27 Club: The Age That Marked Death For So Many Great Musicians
As you read through my post, it may cross your mind they certain people are destined to die at a certain age. I don’t share that belief, in fact I think it’s mere coincidence and media hype more than a certainty.
The psychological pressures that are put on talented artist is enormous. Often times they have difficulty dealing with the pressure of stardom and search for ways to escape, or deal with, those pressures. Their method of escape more often than not, leads them down the deadly path from which they achieve the ultimate escape.
As most people know by now, incredibly talented singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment over the weekend. She joins an unfortunate club of singers who led troubled lives, some who struggled with drugs, and died at age 27.
Considered the greatest electric guitarist of all time and an icon of his generation, Jimi Hendrix died in London in 1970 at age 27. He was well known for boozing and drugs, though according to the London Telegraph, the autopsy on him found that he died due to choking on his own vomit but there was little alcohol in his system.