Date of death: July 3, 1969
Cause of death : Drowned in
Fame : Rolling Stones founder
and guitarist / multi-
Aged: 27 years
Brian Jones was an English musician and
founding member of The Rolling Stones.
Jones was a gifted multi-instrumentalist
Date of death: September 18,
Cause of death: Asphyxiated
on vomit after combining
sleeping pills with wine.
Fame: Pioneering electric
guitarist, singer and
songwriter for The Jimi
Hendrix Experience and Band
Aged: 27 years and 295 days
Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer
He is often considered to be the greatest
electric guitarist in the history of rock music by
other musicians and commentators in the
industry, and one of the most important and
influential musicians of his era across a range
Date of death: October 4,
Cause of death: Probable
Fame: Lead vocalist and
songwriter for Big Brother and
the Holding Company , The
Kozmic Blues Band and Full
Tilt Boogie Band.
Aged: 27 years and 258 days
Janis Joplin was an American singer,
songwriter and music arranger. She was the
singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company
and later as a solo artist.
Date of Death: July 3, 1971
Cause of death: Official cause
of death listed as "heart
failure"; however, no autopsy
Fame: singer, songwriter and
video director for The Doors
Aged: 27 years and 207 days
Jim Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and
He was best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is
widely considered to be one of the most charismatic people in rock
He was also the author of several books of poetry and the director of
a documentary and short film.
Date of death: April 5, 1994
Cause of death: Officially
ruled as suicide by shotgun.
Fame: singer, guitarist and
songwriter for Nirvana
Aged: 27 years and 44 days
Kurt Cobain was an American singer-
songwriter and musician, best known as the
lead singer and guitarist of the rock band
With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
from Nirvana's second album Nevermind
(1991), Nirvana entered became very famous
and they popularized a subgenre of alternative
rock called grunge
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