Jim Morrison is the first of many to appear on this list that is a member of the ’27 Club’. Born in Florida, Morrison co-founded one of the most influential bands of all-time while living in California. While residing in Venice, Morrison and pianist Ray Manzarek founded The Doors. The lead vocalist, Morrison quickly became known for his incredible talent, erratic personality, and unique voice. Recognized as one of the best singers of all-time, Morrison developed an alcohol dependency during his career. Sadly, the legend passed away in Paris at the age of 27. An autopsy was never performed — so the exact cause of Morrison’s death remains a mystery.
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If there is one common thread between all of the individuals included in this article — besides their talent — it is the shock that their untimely deaths generated. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah lost her life in a plane crash. Only 22 years old at the time of her passing, Aaliyah’s immense talent led to the singer earning the nickname the “Princess of R&B”. The stars final album, Aaliyah, topped the U.S. charts and was certified double Platinum. Following the tragic accident, the album earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. In total, Aaliyah earned five Grammy nominations for her work.
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