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16 Influential Celebrities Who Died At 27 Years Old

Have you ever heard the saying “only the good die young”? Well, to some degree it is true. Between 1969 and 1971 there were four notable celebrity deaths (which will be touched on in the following lis

Have you ever heard the saying “only the good die young”? Well, to some degree it is true. Between 1969 and 1971 there were four notable celebrity deaths (which will be touched on in the following list), all of whom passed away at the age of 27. This began what is now known as the “27 club” and since then, many more remarkable talents have been taken away from us at the young age of 27. The following is a list of young, famous, talented 27-year-olds who were taken far too soon.

Death is an inevitable part of living. Whether you are rich or poor, tall or short, fat or skinny, each and every single one of us will eventually die. What we leave behind is our legacy, our friends, our families and the values that we instill in them, which is why it is so important to be true to yourself. When it comes to the deaths of celebrities, there is no doubt that their legacies will be remembered. It is heartbreaking when a talented person passes away, however it is even harder when that person is young. Most of the following celebrities' deaths involved the use of drugs and alcohol and many of them were dealing with depression and the pressures of fame. However, the world missed out on many more years of talent from these next ten angels.

16 Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga

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15 Richey Edwards

Via behance.net

14 Jonathan Brandis

Via moviepilot.com

13 Ron “Pigpen” McKernan

Via rollingstone.com

12 Brian Jones

Via biography.com

11 Raymond Rogers aka Freaky Tah

Via diregiovani.it

10 Peter Ham

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9 Steve Olin

Via ebay.com

8 Andrea Absolonová 

Via sport.lidovky.cz

7 Jacob Miller

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6 Jean-Michel Basquiat

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5 Janis Joplin

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4 Kurt Cobain

Via art-sheep.com

3 Jim Morrison

Via superhypeblog.com

2 Jimi Hendrix

Via blackcablondon.net

1 Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was said to be the Janis Joplin of our generation. Which is why it is ironic she passed away at 27 as well. The singer was known to battle with drugs - her biggest hit was titled "Rehab". Winehouse was found dead in her home in London of a drug overdose. Friends and family say that she was past the point of being helped when paramedics showed up to the scene. Two years after her death, her brother came out to the public stating that he believes it was her eating disorder that killed her. Whatever the cause may be, Winehouse was an unbelievable talent who was taken from the world far too soon.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk

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