Gone before their time - Jimi Hendrix and 10 other members of the 27 Club.

Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse - members of the 27 Club.
Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse - members of the 27 Club.
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September 18, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

He died tragically in London after choking on his own vomit, and with his passing he gained membership to the infamous ‘27 Club’ - a group of musicians who all met their demise at the age of 27.

Here are 10 of the more famous members of the ill-fated crew ...

Robert Johnson, blues musician, died August 16, 1938 of poisoning.

Brian Jones, Rolling Stones guitarist, died July 3, 1969 of drowning.

Janis Joplin, rock singer, died October 4, 1970 of a drug overdose.

Jim Morrison, Doors singer, died July 3, 1971 of heart failure.

D. Boon, Minutemen singer and guitarist, died December 22, 1985 in a traffic collision.

Pete de Freitas, Echo and the Bunnymen drummer, died June 14, 1989 in a motorcycle collision.

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana singer and guitarist, died April 5, 1994 of suicide.

Kristen Pfaff, Hole bassist, died June 16, 1994 of a drug overdose.

Richey Edwards, Manic Street Preachers guitarist, disappeared, officially presumed dead on November 23, 2008.

Amy Winehouse, singer, died July 23, 2011 of alcohol poisoning.