Brian Jones – The Rolling Stones guitarist was found drowned in a swimming pool. A coroner’s report explained the incident as ‘death by misadventure’.
Jimi Hendrix – Pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix died by asphyxiating on his own vomit. A well-known known drug addict, he had earlier combined sleeping pills with wine.
Janis Joplin – Songwriter Joplin died on October 4, 1970 from a heroin overdose.
Jim Morrison – The Doors lead singer died from heart failure, but no autopsy was carried out.
Kurt Cobain – The Nirvana frontman infamously committed suicide with a shotgun in 1994 in a death that has been steeped in controversy and conspiracy theories.
Other famous musicians also to die at the age of 27 include: Grateful Dead guitarist Ron McKernan, Stooges bassist Dave Alexander and the Manic Street Preachers’ lyricist and guitarist Richey James Edwards (missing, presumed dead)