Which Member of the 27 Club Are You?
If there’s one infamous club that you don’t want to be in, it’s the 27 Club. A shocking number of talented people, primarily musicians, have passed away at the tragically young age of 27. Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and Jim Morrison are three key examples. But the club also includes other creative people, such as artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin.
Of course, anyone who lives to the age of 28 has no possibility of joining the 27 Club. And people aged below 27 should do everything they can to avoid becoming a member! In many ways, the 27 Club highlights a number of tragic truths about the world. Often, people who enter the 27 Club have suffered the ultimate price of fame and fortune due to drug and alcohol addiction. Others were just unlucky and experienced random tragic circumstances. But it’s important to celebrate the lives and achievements of people who enter the 27 Club despite the tragedies they faced. Their lives may have been brief, but they managed to achieve great things in their time in this world.
27 years of age is, of course far too young for anyone to die. Everyone who is part of the 27 Club left the Earth far too soon. In many ways, the people in the 27 Club highlight why drug addiction is so devastating.
All of these famous members of the club should have lived far longer and produced many more works. The sad truth is that the unfortunate and untimely losses of 27 Club members mean that we will never know how they would have developed as they grew older and wiser.