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Famous people who died at 27

This is 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

Brian Jones

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

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

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

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

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

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

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

Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

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

Reggie Lewis

Reggie Lewis

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

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

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

Andrés Escobar

Andrés Escobar

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

Richey Edwards

Richey Edwards

Musician Deceased
Died on February 1, 1995
Died at the age of 27
Legally declared dead after disappearing.

Stretch

Stretch

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

Fat Pat

Fat Pat

Rapper Deceased
Died on February 3, 1998
Died at the age of 27
Murdered by an unknown shooter in Houston, Texas.

Thuy Trang

Thuy Trang

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

Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis

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

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman

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

Jade Goody

Jade Goody

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

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

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

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

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

Jonghyun

Jonghyun

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

Statistics about the 27-year-olds above

Statistics about the 18 celebrity deaths above:

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 78% were male, whereas only 22% were female.
  • These deaths make up 3% of our database (18/645).
  • 17% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Suicide accounted for 22% of the deaths in this age group.
  • 11% of these celebrities died in accidents.
  • Out of the 18 people on this list, 6% passed away due to cancer.
  • 6% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 11% of the deaths above were due to drug overdoses.

Other ages

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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