Band: Solo artist
Death: July 23, 2011 of "unexplained" causes.
Age: 27 years and 313 days.
Band: Rolling Stones
Death: July 3, 1969 after drowning in a swimming pool.
Age: 27 years and 125 days.
Band: The Doors
Death: July 3, 1971 of heart failure.
Age: 27 years and 207 days.
Band: Big Brother and Holding Company
Death: October 4, 1970 of a possible heroin overdose.
Age: 27 years and 258 days.
Band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Death: September 18, 1970 of asphyxiation from vomit after mixing too many sleeping pills with too much wine.
Age: 27 years and 295 days.
Death: April 5, 1994 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Age: 27 years and 44 days.
Pics: Musicians of the Forever 27 Club
The death of Amy Winehouse at 27 years old makes her the latest member of the Forever 27 Club - a list of influential musicians who died at 27. The group's founding members: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all passed within two years of each other, bookended by Jones and Morrison who died on the same day exactly two years apart. Most of these deaths were clouded in scandal.