Was sad to hear the news today about Heath Ledger – another drugs related death – too many pills, whether intentional or not.
Especially sad considering he was the father of a two year old baby girl – Matilda.
He was only 28 years old – just over the “dreaded” number of 27.
Someone told me about “Club 27” – meaning that there were a lot of celebrities who had died at the age of 27 – usually drugs related – so I looked a few of them up (from what I’d been told).
How’s this for a list :
- Janis Joplin
- Jimi Hendrix
- Kurt Cobain – from Nirvana
- Jim Morrison – from The Doors
- Kristen Pfaff – bass player from Hole
And, a few other notables around the same age (mid-20’s) :
And a bit older :
The celebrity life – music especially – seems to be the sex, drugs & rock-n-roll lifestyle. Some of them don’t make it out alive.
By the way – did you know that Macauley Culkin is now 27 ?
And Britney Spears is 26.
(not saying anything at all – just stating the facts !!)