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Famous people who died at the age of 27.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 27 years old.

The list below is ordered by the person's date of death.

Brian Jones

Musician. Deceased
Died on July 3rd, 1969
Died at the age of 27
Drowned in a swimming pool.

Jimi Hendrix

Musician. Deceased
Died on September 18th, 1970
Died at the age of 27
Choked on vomit while intoxicated on barbiturates.

Janis Joplin

Singer. Deceased
Died on October 4th, 1970
Died at the age of 27
Heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison

Singer. Deceased
Died on July 3rd, 1971
Died at the age of 27
Heart failure.

Bobby Sands

IRA member. Deceased
Died on May 5th, 1981
Died at the age of 27
Hunger strike.

Reggie Lewis

NBA player. Deceased
Died on July 27th, 1993
Died at the age of 27
Heart attack.

Kurt Cobain

Singer. Deceased
Died on April 5th, 1994
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by gunshot.

Andrés Escobar

Colombian soccer player. Deceased
Died on July 2nd, 1994
Died at the age of 27
Murdered by cartel members as punishment for the scoring an own goal in the 1994 World Cup.

Stretch

Rapper. Deceased
Died on November 30th, 1995
Died at the age of 27
Killed during a drive-by shooting in Queens, New York.

Thuy Trang

Actress. Deceased
Died on September 3rd, 2001
Died at the age of 27
Car accident.

Jonathan Brandis

Child actor. Deceased
Died on November 12th, 2003
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by hanging.

Pat Tillman

American Football player. Deceased
Died on April 22nd, 2004
Died at the age of 27
Killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire.

Jade Goody

English TV personality. Deceased
Died on March 22nd, 2009
Died at the age of 27
Cervical cancer.

Amy Winehouse

Singer. Deceased
Died on July 23rd, 2011
Died at the age of 27
Alcohol poisoning.

Aaron Hernandez

NFL player / convicted murderer. Deceased
Died on April 19th, 2017
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by hanging.

Jonghyun

South Korean singer. Deceased
Died on December 18th, 2017
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by inhalation of toxic fumes or smoke.

Statistics about the 27-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 16 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 75% were male, whereas only 25% were female.
  • These deaths make up 3% of our database (16/497).
  • 13% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 25% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 13% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 16 people on this list, 6% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 6% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 13% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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