List of the greatest musicians who died before they reached the age of 30. On this list you’ll find all of the musicians who had the misfortune to die before turning 30 — from all time periods and including rock stars who died young and singers from other genres. Some died in horrific ways, others were the victims of unfortunate accidents or genetics, but they all left the world a little too soon, earning them a place on this, the list of the most amazing musicians who died before 30.
This list includes members of The 27 Club — those young and rising stars who died at the age of 27. Tragically, many died of overdose or under drug-related circumstances, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse are among the female singers who have died at 27. Other musicians on this list died from poisoning (Robert Johnson), plane crashes (Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper), and even murder (Mia Zapata). In the hip-hop world, both Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. were killed outright, both having been shot repeatedly. No one knows for certain who murdered the two rap legends, but it is beyond a doubt that the musicians died too young. The two rappers may be gone, but they live on in fans’ memories.
On this list you can find all of the best artists who died young, never reaching the age of 30. The list contains rock musicians, rappers, guitar players, drummers, singers, jazz musicians, and more, but the musical style differences aren’t important. Fans still mourn these great artists, often wondering what might have been had these musicians lived.
- 1,680544Died at 27 (1942-1970)
- 1,743569Died at 27 (1967-1994)
- 1,489533Died at 27 (1943-1971)
- 932336Died at 22 (1936-1959)
- 1,099470Died at 27 (1943-1970)
- 903368Died at 26 (1941-1967)
- 1,403644Died at 25 (1971-1996)
- 671314Died at 17 (1941-1959)
- 947502Died at 23 (1971-1995)
- 640360Died at 29 (1948-1977)
- 925481Died at 24 (1972-1997)
Died at 28 (1989-2018)
- 1,128630Died at 27 (1983-2011)
- 846563Died at 22 (1979-2001)
- 459225Died at 29 (Sep. 1923-Jan. 1953)
- 508324Died at 24 (1946-1971)
Died at 26 (1992-2018)
- 507334Died at 25 (1956-1982)
Died at 27 (1942-1969).
Died at 21 (1998-2019)
- 421280Died at 27 (1911-1938)
- 373277Died at 24 (1962-1986)
Died at 27 (1947-1975)
- 277262Died at 26 (1946-1973)
Died at 29 (1947-1977)