The tragic story of Kurt Cobain and the 27 Club

17 November 2017

The tragic story of Kurt Cobain and the 27 Club

Fame is a terrifyingly sharp double-edged blade. And while many people think they want to be famous, the pressure of always being in the limelight has driven many celebrities to take their own lives.

Enter the 27 Club, a list of celebrities who died at the age 27, with Kurt Cobain arguably being one of the most revered artists on the list.

In the gripping documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck, you’ll hear first-hand from Kurt how he was rejected at every turn by friends and family as a kid, which pushed him to develop his artistic ability and use drugs to escape his reality.

The story of Kurt Cobain has never been this personal or detailed, featuring never-before-seen footage from home videos, and interviews with the people who loved him most. Watch the documentary right now on Showmax. Watch now »

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The Legends of the 27 Club

Too many amazing artists left this world too soon including these six incredible musicians who passed away at age 27.

1. Jimi Hendrix

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Hendrix was said to have died by overdosing on sleeping pills and choking on his own vomit on September 18, 1970.

2. Amy Winehouse

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The singer was found dead on July 23, 2011 in her London home where she died of an alcohol overdose.

3. Janis Joplin

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The incredible singer-songwriter was said to have died from a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970.

4. Jim Morrison from The Doors

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There are many rumours surrounding Jim Morrison’s death, including accounts that he accidentally sniffed heroin thinking it was cocaine and then overdosed on July 3, 1971. The official police report does mention he died from a heroin overdose.

5. Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones

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The original founder of The Rolling Stones was found dead at the bottom of his pool on July 3, 1969, in what was classified as a drowning “death by misadventure”.

For a longer list of celebrities who passed away at age 27 click here.

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