27 Musicians Who Died Too Young

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With his sudden passing at the age of 48, Scott Weiland joined an unfortunately not very exclusive club:

He's the latest musician to die at a rather young age.

Chalk it up to drugs to lifestyle or to some unknown factor, but the following big names in music all left this planet far too soon...

1. Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
The lead singer of Nirvana shot himself in the head at the age of 27, leaving a note that read: "Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I'm too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away."

2. Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin also died at the age of 27. Officials determined that she overdosed on heroin.

3. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
Yup, Jimi Hendrix was also 27 whe he died due to asphyxiation in his own vomit after he took sleeping pills.

4. Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus in December of 2015. He passed away from cardiac arrest.

5. Andy Gibb

Andy Gibb
Andy Gibb struggled with substance abuse and died of a heart ailment in 1988, just prior to his 30th birthday.

6. Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment at the age of 27. No official cause was ever revealed, though most believe he died of a heroin overdose.

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