There are number of artist, singers, writer, musician and what-not that has ended their life at the age 27. It's too young to quit and say it's over but for some reasons they choose to be in that state. The following were written and documented to have ended their life at such a young-age. Mostly they call it, the "27 Club".
*Blues legend Robert Johnson, American blues singer and musician whose cause of death in August 16, 1938 has been disputed.
*Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, an English musician who drowned in a swimming pool in July 3, 1969.
*American singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger Janis Joplin, who died of an apparent overdose in October 4, 1970.
*Rock legend Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist and singer-songwriter who died of asphyxiation in September 18, 1970.
*The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, American lead singer and lyricist as well as a poet who died of reported heat failure in July 3, 1971 .
*Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, American singer, writer and artist who committed suicide in April 5, 1994.
(*information gathered from the book titled "The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll" documents the deaths and Wikipedia).
...and the new addition Amy Winehouse, British singer and song writer, died July 23, 2011. Cause of death, still unknown as of this writing and post-mortem is underway.
And people say, "that's what makes them legend, they die young at the hype of their career". Well, true in a sense but wasted life. These people are talented and inspiring. Their music are superb. You can see the amount of love their followers and supporters has given them. Talented and moving people are the two things I can describe them. But it's sad that it has to end. They could have done something more and contribute more to the industry and humanity. But as we say life is uncertain. You really never know what's going to happen. Just a thought, maybe this things happens to those people who are over-whelmed with fame, money and pressure in maintaining their public image at the younger age. Coupled with family issues and personal relationships that affects their life and behavior. And thus resulted to drug addiction, social problems, personal issues and what-have-you.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~