Dead musicians' '27 Club' a myth

DESPITE the death of Amy Winehouse earlier this year there is nothing particularly dangerous about being a 27-year-old musician.

A joint Australian-German study has found that even though Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Brian Jones all died at the age of 27, the existence of a '27 club' is just a myth, reported AAP.

The researchers compared the deaths of famous musicians between 1956 and 2007 with those of the population of the United Kingdom.

They found the age of 27 had no significance whatsoever.

However, musicians in their twenties and thirties were up to three times more likely to die prematurely than the overall UK population.

Read more at nzherald.co.nz

>> More entertainment news


NEW DETAILS: Sunshine Coast coronavirus cases surpass 80

premium_icon NEW DETAILS: Sunshine Coast coronavirus cases surpass 80

Coast’s confirmed coronavirus tally has surpassed 80

Coronavirus Noosa: All you need to know today

Coronavirus Noosa: All you need to know today

Cruise ship deaths, long queues at the border, questions over tests

Spike in theft, break ins despite home isolation

premium_icon Spike in theft, break ins despite home isolation

Break in offences rise despite more people being home