There’s a myth in Hollywood about death at age 27. So many celebrities, especially musicians seem to die at this age. But what’s the reason for this phenomenon? Is the 27 club even a real thing?
Many of the celebrities who have passed away seem to have done so from some sort of drug overdose. Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and Amy Winehouse all died of drug overdoses. Others at age 27 who have died include Kurt Cobain and Korean singer Kim Jong-hyun from suicide.
In all honesty, there is no evidence to support a theory that the age of 27 is related to tragic celebrity deaths. Just as many people have died at different ages in similar circumstances.
The idea of the 27 Club at this point is a cultural phenomenon that makes it sound almost like an exclusive and prestigious thing. A lot of magazines, websites or journalists have really pushed the idea of this 27 club which is why so many speak about it today. Also, the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011 it really brought attention back to the 27 Club. Amy was such a beloved artist of this new generation who was truly the first big-name artist to enter into this club.
In conclusion, the idea of the 27 Club is definitely one of the more intriguing things to come out of the Hollywood machine, but the scientific evidence is clearly lacking.
Let’s hope nobody joins the 27 Club anytime soon.