Many iconic rock stars have died before they reached their 28th birthday. From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain, 27 is the age that the Reaper has taken some of the greatest music icons of all time. The 27 club.
According to Marion Williamson from Prediction magazine: “The reason that you get so many rock’n’roll deaths at 27 is that this is the Saturn return age, when Saturn visits the spot in the horoscope where it was when you were born. Traditionally this is a time of inner turmoil when individuals have come full cycle and decide to make dramatic changes in their lives; often resulting in rick-taking ventures or unwise choices.”
Those who checked out at 27
Hell-bent on self-destruction, Cobain commited suicide on April 5, 1994 following a long battle with heroin addiction.
The Doors singer was found dead in his bathtub in Paris on July 3, 1971 – the victim of a suspected heart attack.
The man who redefined the art of playing the electric guitar, Hendrix released just three studio albums with The Jimi Hendrix Experience before his death on September 18, 1970. He suffocated after vomiting in his sleep following a drug overdose.
One of Jack’s biggest influences. Legend has it that the blues guitarist sold his soul to the Devil before being poisoned by the jealous boyfriend of a female acquaintance on August 16, 1938.
The white blues belter shot to fame in the late-’60s, but alcoholism and drug addiction took their toll. She died of a heroin overdose at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles on October 4, 1970.
The 27 Club is a term that refers to the belief that an unusual number of popular musicians have died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide.