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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse joins the "27 Club"

27 year old Amy Winehouse died unexpectedly on Saturday July 23, 2011.  This coincidently is the same age many other notable musicians have lost their lives such as: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Kurt Kobain, Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan, and many more.

While Winehouse's death was unexpected it was not a complete surprise.  Her abuse of drugs and alcohol had been going on for some time and seemed to be getting worse.  She had repeatedly been checked into rehab centers to deal with her addiction, but it wasn't enough.  Her death has believed to be from a drug overdose although the full autopsy report has not been released.

Winehouse has joined the mysterious "27 Club", a name that is used to acknowledge famous artists who have died at 27.  Most of these artists were also heavily involved with drugs and alcohol, but not all died from overdoses.  Kurt Kobain took a blow to the head from a shotgun, while Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool.  The coincidental age of all of these deaths does seem to be rather strange.

This mysterious age of death continues to accumulate more notable musicians. Amy Winehouse while the most current will most likely not be the last.  Her unexpected death saddens us all, but her name lives on with the rest of the "27 Club".

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