In a tragic twist, Amy Winehouse has died at the same young age as so many musicians before her. Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin also died at 27.
Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, the cause of death yet to be determined. But she shared the same troubled past as many musicians before her.
Here's a short list:
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The Nirvana lead singer was troubled by chronic stomach pain, and some believe he began taking heroin in an attempt to relieve it. He committed suicide on April 5, 1994, by shooting himself at his Seattle home, leaving behind wife Courtney Love, herself a singer, and young daughter Frances Bean.
The Doors frontman was living in Paris on July 3, 1971, when girlfriend Pamela Courson found him dead in a bathtub. An official autopsy was never performed, leaving the cause of death in question. Some blamed heroin, which killed Courson herself three years later, when she was also 27.
Joplin, a solo artist and lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, was found dead next to her bed on Oct. 4, 1970. A heroin overdose was listed as the cause of death.
Hendrix, considered by some to be the best electric guitarist in the world, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. He had apparently overdosed on sleeping pills, perhaps accidentally, and may have asphyxiated on his own vomit.
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Other musicians who died at 27 include blues artist Robert Johnson, Rolling Stone Brian Jones, Kristen Pfaff of Hole and Mia Zapata of the Gits. Here is a lengthy list.
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