Below is a list of 27 musicians who died at the age of 27 from 1974 to 2017 including Jonghyun. These musicians were also members of groups.
- Jazz rock band organ player Wallace “Wally” Yohn died in a plane crash on Aug. 12, 1974.
- Rock band The Stooges bassist Dave Alexander died of pulmonary edema on Feb. 10, 1975.
- Rock band Badfinger guitarist and keyboardist Pete Ham committed suicide by hanging on April 24, 1975.
- Rock band Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain died of drug overdose on Dec. 8, 1975.
- German progressive rock trio Triumvirat bassist Helmut Kollen died of carbon monoxide poisoning May 3, 1977.
- Rock band singer Big Star guitarist and singer Chris Bell was killed in a traffic collision on Dec. 27, 1978.
- Rock band The Count Bishops guitarist Zenon De Fleur died in a traffic collision and subsequent medical complications on March 17, 1979.
- Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle lead singer Jacob Miller died in a traffic collision on March 23, 1980.
- Punk band Minutemen lead singer and guitarist Boon died in a traffic collision on Dec. 22, 1985.
- Rock band Echo & the Bunnymen drummer Pete de Freitas was killed in a traffic collision on June 14, 1989.
- Bulgarian dark wave musical group Nova Generacia lead vocalist and bass guitarist Dimitar Voev died of cancer on Sept. 5, 1992.
- Grunge rock band The Gits lead singer Mia Zapata was murdered on July 7, 1993.
- Rock bankd singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain committed suicide by gunshot on April 5, 1994.
- Rock bands Hole and Janitor Joe bass guitarist Kristen Pfaff died of drug overdose on June 16, 1994.
- Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers lyricist and guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on Feb. 1, 1995 and was officially presumed dead on Nov. 23, 2008.
- Hip hop collective Screwed up Click member Fat Pat was murdered on Feb. 3, 1998.
- Hip hop group Lost Boyz member Freaky Tah was murdered on March 18, 1999.
- Punk rock band Ink & Dagger lead singer Sean Patrick McCabe died of asphyxiation on Aug. 28, 2000.
- Nu metal band American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson died of drug overdose on April 19, 2005.
- Prti Bee Gee lead rapper Davor “Moskri” Bobić died of drug overdose on Aug. 25, 2005.
- R&B group 702 founding member Orish Grinstead died of kidney failure on April 20, 2008.
- Malaysian pop group Spin member Achik Spin died on April 17, 2010 due to a road accident.
- Metal band Visions of Atlantis singer Nicole Bogner died on Jan. 6, 2012 of an undisclosed illness.
- Rock band The Yellow Dogs guitarist Soroush “Looloosh” Farazmand was murdered on Nov. 11, 2013.
- Indie rock group Viola Beach bassist Tomas Lowe was killed in a road accident on Feb.13, 2016.
- Indie rock band Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete died on cancer on May 31, 2016.
- K-Pop boy band SHINee lead vocalist and lyricist Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
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