15. Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, died of a drug overdose at age 27. Morrison was an innovative, unique singer and songwriter and one of the most iconic musicians of the 1960s. The rebellious performer was known for his unpredictable onstage antics, which likely stemmed, at least in part, from his drug use. Morrison was plagued by demons, but he was also an incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and performer who revolutionized the music genre.
Janis Joplin, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, other ‘60s rock stars, also died of drug overdoses at the same age. The tragic, early deaths of these music icons has led to the “27 Club” myth. The 27 Club is a group of talented musicians who all died at the young age of 27. This eerie coincidence is a heartbreaking reminder of the lives cut tragically short by addiction.
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