Ten Rock Star Members of the Dead at 27 Club
In the face of much morbid, pop culture rumination, a dominant Facebook theme seems to be Amy's induction into rock and roll's Dead at 27 Club, a bizarre hall of fame filled with musicians who kicked the bucket at 27.
After the jump, Crossfade lists ten rock star members of the Dead at 27 Club, plus their cause of death.
The original bassist for The Stooges, Dave Alexander, died of pulmonary edema, essentially lung failure.
The Grateful Dead bassist died from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage caused by alcoholism.
While onstage Janis shrieked like no other. But she ultimately met her demise via run-of-the-mill overdose.
The Lizard King's cause of death was determined to be "heart failure" thanks to the mysterious lack of an autopsy. Did Jim Morrison really have a heart attack? Or is he hiding in an igloo with Elvis, Tupac, and Andy Kaufman?
Drugs and alcohol didn't kill Jimi Hendrix. But they did make him puke in his sleep, which was final blow for the guitar virtuoso.