Amy is just the latest legendary musician to be lost at the age of 27, like Kurt Cobain & Jimi Hendrix — see who else was lost too soon.
Amy Winehouse‘s death on July 23 was a tragedy, but she is just the latest in an eerie group of stars who lost their lives too soon after being burdened with substance abuse.
This phenomenon, referred to as the ’27 Club,’ started when several pioneering musicians died at that same age. This includes such hitmakers and innovators as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and later Kurt Cobain. Amy is just the latest to have met her untimely death at this age and be inducted into this tragic group.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — were you surprised by Amy’s death or were you often worried she would meet an untimely end?
— William Earl