Anton Yelchin joins a long list of stars who died at 27


Anton Yelchin's untimely death has seen him join a group of stars who have all died at the age of 27.

The Star Trek actor - who was killed when his car rolled down his driveway and struck him - is the latest in a long line of celebrities to pass away before their 28th birthday.

We take a look at some of the other members of the so-called 27 Club.

Brian Jones

Brian Jones on stage
Brian Jones (Eustache Cardenas/AP/PA)

A founder member of the Rolling Stones, Brian was found dead in the swimming pool at his Sussex home shortly after leaving the band in 1969. The death was ruled as "misadventure" but it has been surrounded by mystery, with some people speculating he could have been murdered.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin on stage
Janis Joplin (AP/PA)

The troubled singer - known as the Queen of Rock and Roll and the Queen of Psychedelic Soul - died in 1970 when she was at the height of her fame. A coroner later determined that she was killed by an accidental overdose of heroin.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison (AP/PA)

The Doors frontman - who was known for his partying lifestyle - died on July 2 1971 at the age of 27. The American rocker was found in his bath and it was later revealed that he had died of heart failure.

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain on stage
Kurt Cobain (Robert Sorbo/AP/PA)

Grunge rocker Kurt was at the height of his Nirvana fame when he killed himself. The singer was found dead on April 8 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier he had taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix on stage
Jimi Hendrix (Bruce Fleming AP/PA)

Rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London in September 1970. A post-mortem revealed that the singer had died from barbiturate-related asphyxia.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse on stage
Amy Winehouse (Ian West/PA)

Amy was found in her bed in her Camden flat on July 23 2011. It later emerged that the star, who had kicked her drug habit, was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit.