Musicians who died at 27
The famed “27 Club” is not a club in which anyone would want membership. Consisting of musicians who died at the age of 27, its members include Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse. K-pop star Jonghyun, the lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee, died Monday, joining the long list of massive talents who died too young. Click through to see some of the other members.
The founder of the Rolling Stones died July 3, 1969.
The legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter died on Sept. 18, 1970.
This singer and counter-culture icon, known for her popular cover of “Piece of My Heart,” died Oct. 4, 1970.
The Doors frontman died on July 3, 1971.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
This founding member of the Grateful Dead died on March 8, 1973
The Nirvana frontman died April 5, 1994
The singer-songwriter, who rose to fame thanks to her powerhouse pipes and candid lyrics, died July 23, 2011.
The Korean pop star (real name Kim Jong-hyun) died Dec. 18, 2017, his label SM Entertainment said in a statement.