In death, Amy Winehouse joins 27 Club
One of the greatest mysteries of modern rock’n’roll history seems to have manifested itself again in the death of 27-year-old soul singer Amy Winehouse. The multiple-Grammy winning artiste, who shot to fame for hits like “Rehab”, “Stronger Than Me” and “Love Is A Losing Game”, was most famous for her tryst with drugs and alcohol. Her death will heighten th enigma around one of the most unsettling phenomena in the history of music – Amy’s joined Brian Jones (the guitarist of Rolling Stones), Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, all among 38 famous musicians who died at the young age of 27.
The 27 Club, also known as Forever 27, has seen stars die of drug overdose, freak accidents, suicides, and even murder. Hendrix’s biographer Charles R Cross wrote, “The number of musicians who died at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. Humans die regularly at all ages… there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27.” Amy, who was found dead in her apartment in north London on July 23, had a long and troubled relationship with drugs like cocaine and heroin, and alcohol.