It's something a lot of us do not become aware of until we are that little bit older.. Until we start to step out of our childhood sheltered bubble (some of us were never sheltered but you get my gig) and see the World for how it really is.
This funny thing that we hear ALL so frequently at the dinner table conversations, it's this rather illusive sort of joke but also very serious discussion about the greats who all seemed to die at age 27.
Is this a coincidence or is there more method behind this madness of losing some of the very best this planet has ever seen?
Well I am going to tell you my experiences with this infamous way of dying, or in some people like myself's case - the hardest years of my entire life! It's too late in life to adhere to my "quarter life crisis" criteria and one-third-life- crisis does not really have the same ring to it now does it?
Upon googling "27 Club deaths" I learnt that there are SO many more than I have ever imagined who fit into this title. Here is a very generic screen shot of some of the 67 listed. Remembering these are considered to be the highest in their league and I know that we all have people outside the super stardom who would indeed fit nicely in our eyes beside these greats. (Dylan Rieder the professional skateboarder comes to my mind amongst others!).
I know I am not alone in gasping at the sheer size of this list.. As said, imagine all of the people who aren't in that super fame category whom could be added.
Now I guess you're wondering what even possessed me to write this, or think that I had any experience with the 27 club given that I am indeed older than 27 and have not died...