20 Celebrities Dead Before 35
Amy Winehouse joins a tragic club
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2011 10:58 AM CDT
Amy Winehouse died at 27.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

(Newser) – By now, you've certainly heard that Amy Winehouse is the latest member of "Club 27," the group of celebrities who died at that age. The Huffington Post expands that concept a bit with a list of 20 celebrities who died before hitting 35:

  • Heath Ledger: age 28
  • Brad Renfro: age 25
  • Aaliyah: age 22
  • Chris Farley: age 33

  • Notorious BIG: age 24
  • Kurt Cobain: age 27
  • Bruce Lee: age 32
  • Otis Redding: age 26
  • James Dean: age 24
Click for the full list, which includes three more notable members of "Club 27."

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Jul 25, 2011 4:42 PM CDT
For crying out loud...Otis Redding died in a plane crash....
Jul 25, 2011 11:16 AM CDT
South Africans (some I've spoken with, that is) use the expression "a beautiful corpse" to refer to those who die young, before they've had time to grow old-looking. But focusing on celebs is pretty tedious and/or obnoxious; people die young all the time---duh.