List of Famous people who died at 27

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse
First Name Amy
Last Name Winehouse
Born on September 14, 1983
Died on July 23, 2011 (aged 27)
Height 159 cm | 5'3

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz.

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Kurt Cobain

First Name Kurt
Last Name Cobain
Born on February 20, 1967
Died on April 5, 1994 (aged 27)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the guitarist, primary songwriter and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. Through his angst-fueled songwriting and anti-establishment persona, Cobain's compositions widened the thematic conventions of mainstream rock music. He was often heralded as a spokesman of Generation X and is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock.

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Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Josef Hernandez
First Name Aaron
Last Name Hernandez
Born on November 6, 1989
Died on April 19, 2017 (aged 27)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Aaron Josef Hernandez was an American football tight end and convicted murderer. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons with the New England Patriots until his career came to an abrupt end after his arrest and conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

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Andrew Cunanan

First Name Andrew
Last Name Cunanan
Born on August 31, 1969
Died on July 23, 1997 (aged 27)

Andrew Phillip Cunanan was an American serial killer known to have murdered five people during a three-month period in mid-1997. His victims included Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace and Chicago real estate developer Lee Miglin. Cunanan died of suicide by gunshot on July 23, 1997.

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Jim Morrison

James Douglas Morrison
First Name Jim
Last Name Morrison
Born on December 8, 1943
Died on July 3, 1971 (aged 27)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

James Douglas Morrison was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.

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Anton Yelchin

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin
First Name Anton
Last Name Yelchin
Born on March 11, 1989
Died on June 19, 2016 (aged 27)
Born in Russia
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond (2016) and voiced Clumsy Smurf in the Smurfs films. Yelchin was born in Leningrad to a Russian Jewish family, who moved to the United States when he was a baby. In the late 1990s, Yelchin began appearing in television and film roles. His role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries Taken helped further his career. Yelchin also starred in Huff, the films Fright Night, Hearts in Atlantis, Alpha Dog, Like Crazy, Green Room, and the posthumously released Trollhunters.

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Jimi Hendrix

Johnny Allen Hendrix
First Name Jimi
Last Name Hendrix
Born on November 27, 1942
Died on September 18, 1970 (aged 27)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

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Pat Tillman

First Name Pat
Last Name Tillman
Born on November 6, 1976
Died on April 22, 2004 (aged 27)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Patrick Daniel Tillman Jr. was an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in May 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of national attention when he was killed in action as a result of friendly fire.

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Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin
First Name Janis
Last Name Joplin
Born on January 19, 1943
Died on October 4, 1970 (aged 27)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.

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Kim Jong-hyun

First Name Kim
Last Name Jong-hyun
Born on April 8, 1990
Died on December 18, 2017 (aged 27)
Born in South Korea, Seoul

Kim Jong-hyun, better known mononymously as Jonghyun, was a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, radio host, and author under the SM Entertainment label. He was the main vocalist of the South Korean boy band Shinee for nine years, releasing twelve albums with the group in both Korean and Japanese. He also participated in SM Entertainment's project group, SM the Ballad, for the release of two EP albums.

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Tyler Skaggs

First Name Tyler
Last Name Skaggs
Born on July 13, 1991
Died on July 1, 2019 (aged 27)

Tyler Wayne Skaggs was an American professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

First Name Jean-Michel
Born on December 22, 1960
Died on August 12, 1988 (aged 27)

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, a graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the early 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. At 21, Basquiat became the youngest artist to ever take part in documenta in Kassel. At 22, he was the youngest to exhibit at the Whitney Biennial in New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992.

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Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Gregory Brandis
First Name Jonathan
Last Name Brandis
Born on April 13, 1976
Died on November 12, 2003 (aged 27)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Jonathan Gregory Brandis was an American actor. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles. Brandis made his acting debut in 1982 as Kevin Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live. In 1990, he portrayed Bill Denbrough in Stephen King's supernatural horror miniseries It. Also in 1990, he starred as Bastian Bux in The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. In 1993, at the age of 17, he was cast in the role of Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy on the NBC series seaQuest DSV. The character was popular among teenage viewers, and Brandis regularly appeared in teen magazines.

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Andrés Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
First Name Andrés
Last Name Escobar
Born on March 13, 1967
Died on July 2, 1994 (aged 27)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender. He played for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and the Colombia national team. Nicknamed The Gentleman, he was known for his clean style of play and calmness on the pitch.

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Valentín Elizalde

First Name Valentín
Last Name Elizalde
Born on February 1, 1979
Died on November 25, 2006 (aged 27)
Born in Mexico, Sinaloa

Valentín Elizalde Valencia was a Regional Mexican singer. Nicknamed "El Gallo de Oro", he was known for his off-key style and his biggest hits included: "Vete Ya," "Ebrio de Amor", " Vete Con Él", "Vuelve Cariñito", "Cómo Me Duele", "Vencedor", " Mi Virgencita", and "Soy Así". Some of his songs were narcocorridos eulogizing Mexican drug lords like Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. He was murdered in an ambush, allegedly by members of the drug trafficking gang Los Zetas, which at that time served as the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel.

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Jihadi John

First Name Jihadi
Born on August 17, 1988
Died on November 12, 2015 (aged 27)

Mohammed Emwazi was a British-Kuwaiti militiant believed to be the person seen in several videos produced by the Islamist extremist group ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives in 2014 and 2015. A group of his hostages nicknamed him "John" since he was part of a four-person terrorist cell with English accents whom they called "The Beatles"; the press later began calling him "Jihadi John".

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Rodrigo Bueno

Rodrigo Bueno Olave
First Name Rodrigo
Last Name Bueno
Born on May 24, 1973
Died on June 24, 2000 (aged 27)

Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno, also known by his stage name Rodrigo or his nickname "El Potro", was an Argentine singer of cuarteto music. He is widely regarded as the best, most famous and most influential singer in the history of this genre. Bueno's style was marked by his on-stage energy and charisma. His short, dyed hair and casual clothes differed from typical cuarteto singers with strident colors and long curly hair. During his career, Bueno expanded cuarteto music to the Argentine national scene, remaining one of the main figures of the genre.

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Evangelina Sobredo Galanes
Born on October 11, 1948
Died on August 2, 1976 (aged 27)

Evangelina Sobredo Galanes, known as Cecilia, was a Spanish singer-songwriter. She took her stage name from the song "Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel.

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Jade Goody

First Name Jade
Last Name Goody
Born on June 5, 1981
Died on March 22, 2009 (aged 27)

Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody was an English television personality. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the third series of the then-Channel 4 reality show Big Brother in 2002. She subsequently went on to star in her own television programmes after her eviction from the show, which in turn lead to her launching a variety of products under her own name. Immediately criticised by the British press for her perceived lack of decorum and intelligence, Goody was dubbed by multiple outlets as "the most hated woman in Britain". The country's celebrity magazines were less derisive, publishing reports of her affable nature and competent school performance from those who knew her.

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Fredo Santana

Derrick Coleman
First Name Fredo
Born on July 4, 1990
Died on January 19, 2018 (aged 27)

Derrick Coleman, known professionally as Fredo Santana, was an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. The older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef, Santana began recording music in 2011, releasing a series of mixtapes throughout 2012 and 2013.

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