Rehab singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead, Saturday, in her London home by her personal security guard has become the newest member to join the Forever 27 Club but was her death predestined or a mere coincidence?
Winehouse made only two albums in her life but already has millions of fans worldwide, thanks to her Back to Black album, which sold over a million copies, won five Grammys and sparked a retro soul movement that is yet to stop.
And, as a talented musician whose life was snuffed out too early, Winehouse has the distinction of joining the Forever 27 Club, the unfortunate pantheon of music talents who died at the age of 27.
The Forever 27 Club (also sometimes called The 27 Club) is a name for a group of influential rock music artists who died at the age of 27. It boasts of music greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison and it is likely to make one think that there is something about the age 27 that makes it jinxed.
The phrase also glamorizes the unexpected death of rock stars and makes it sound as if their very death was predestined. After all, why should so many music talents all die young, and that too at the ominous age of 27? Why not 28? 26? 29? 30? Not surprisingly, many troubled rock stars and musicians secretly covet to be a part of this 'club' and follow the 'Live Fast, Die Young' credo - Cobain and Winehouse reportedly were not afraid of dying at 27 and Billy Joe (who is still alive), the frontman of the American punk rock band 'Green Day' has a 27 tattooed on his body.
Start the slideshow to explore what makes Forever 27 Club so enigmatic, so ominous, so creepy and whether Amy Winehouse was meant to be a part of it.