More than 60 famous musicians, actors and other popular celebrities are listed in the ever-growing club you don’t want to join, the 27 Club. From Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison to Amy Winehouse and Anton Yelchin, we have some of the oldest and newest members of the 27 Club, the group of famous creatives who have passed at the early age of 27.
Whether it’s a coincidence or not is subjective, but it’s unlikely a planned activity in our opinions. From alcohol and substance abuse to depression and suicide, we have 10 of the most popular members of the club with a little backstory. Some of the stories are fascinating, but mostly it’s just depressing. Just imagine how great they would’ve been if they’d gotten out of their 20s.
Now do us a favor and exercise your artistic muscle, just as these greats did, but do us another favor, don’t the drugs and depression get you into this club, either. Start your own club, the ‘118, why can’t I just die already’ club.
The Ongoing Curse of the 27 Club: Celebrities Kicking It Coincidentally At The Early Age Of 27
Matt Branham is the Editor-in-Chief at Mandatory. A Los Angeles-based author, originally from Illinois. A man of metaphors, challenging the norm and going against everything you believe, one of Mandatory's original writers. Whether music or movies, TV or taboo, he's always writing, mostly in alliterations. His latest book "Stop the World! I Wanna Get Off" was released in 2016, following "Feeling Out of Shorts." Stick around for more from this big hat wearing, topsy turvy troubadour.