A lot of musicians have gone before their time. Some have died before they got to reach their 30th birthday and that is why you will hear of the term “Club 27.” This club refers to artists who died before reaching this young age.
The Top Artists Who Couldn’t Make it Past 30
So, who are the top artists who died before they reached 30 years of age?
The following article is going to look at some of the artists who never got to celebrate their dirty thirty.
1. Tim Berglin (Avicii)
Tim Berglin popularly known as Avicii was one of the most renowned DJs in the world. But what people did not know is that he suffered numerous health problems due to excessive drinking. In 2014 he had surgery where his pancreas and appendix were removed. This made him drop out of the tour for two years.
On April 20, 2018, Avicii’s body was found in Muscat Oman where he had been on vacation. The family made a statement that his cause of death was an apparent suicide. Avicii died at only 28 years.
Aaliyah was destined for a great career with her great voice and immense talent. She was the next Whitney Houston or the next Jennifer Lopez. She was signed at a record label at only 12 years and released her first album at 14.
She had started to indulge herself in movies but when her star was rising Aaliyah died in a plane crash. She was on her way back from the Bahamas in 2001 and had just completed shooting for her single “Rock the Boat.” She died on the spot at the young age of 22.
3. Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse 27, was found dead at her home in North London, Camden on 23rd July 2011. The coroners confirmed that she had died from alcohol intoxication and respiratory arrest.
The singer had a history of alcohol and drug use such as cocaine, marijuana and cannabis. She had resolved to stay clean and spent some months in St. Lucia. Her family set up a foundation under her name after her death.
4. River Phoenix
On October 31, 1993, River Phoenix died on a Sunset strip sidewalk outside The Viper Room. He was a famous musician and actor and had just scored himself an Oscar nomination.