Rock stars and artists are known for their hard partying ways, so it's no wonder that some die young and tragically. The curse of the 27 club is a theory that comes from the deaths of several very famous musicians who died at age 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and most recently, Amy Winehouse. A new study, though, finds that it's more myth than fact.
Australian researchers compiled a list of more than 1,000 artists who had hits over the past 50 years, and found that there's an unfounded fixation on the year 27. While rock stars live dangerously and many die younger than the average person, there's no reason for the doom and gloom that surrounds 27 in particular. Read more about the truth of the 27 club at History.com.
Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Singer / 1983 - 2011
Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black, and is remembered for songs like "Rehab," "Back to Black" and "Valerie." She died in 2011, at age 27.