Forever 27

July 3 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison, would-be Lizard King and lead singer of the Doors. His age at the time of his death would make him one of the more prominent members of the “Forever 27” club.
How did Morrison die?
There are some who believe that he’s not dead at all.
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Vocalist Janis Joplin was 27 when she died of a heroin overdose.
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Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix overdosed on barbiturates at age 27.
Bringing grunge into the mainstream
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life shortly after turning 27.
What makes 27 seem like a particularly deadly age for musicians?
People tend to see what they want to see.

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