Amy Winehouse’s sad death came when she was just 27. It’s an age that sounds familiar to anyone who knows their history regarding gone-too-soon musical artists.
Also gone at that age: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and many other musicians, as listed on the subject’s Wikipedia page.
Sadly, there’s proof that rock stars are more likely to become members. A 2007 study by researchers at Liverpool John Moores University determined that North American and British music stars were “twice as likely to die a premature death as ordinary citizens of the same age,” according to an AP article.
Gallery: Amy Winehouse
Click Track: A look back on her music, life
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Video: Amy Winehouse’s music videos