Jean Michel Basquiat - Artist (aged 27)
Basquiat was a talented artist who had a troubled upbringing. He eventually lost his battle to stay sober and died of a heroin overdose on 12 Aug 1988. During his life he was an exciting and controversial artist challenging society. He was reference by numerous US rappers in their lyrics, appeared in a Blondie music video and collaborated with Andy Warhol who was stunned with his intellect and work.
Born: 22 Dec 1960
Died: 12 Aug 1988
Christian Benitez - Footballer (aged 27)
Birmingham and Ecuador international Christian Benitez died on 29 July 2013 at the age of 27. Apparently he was rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains. Sad news - say hi to the guys for us - and much love to your family.
Born: 1 May 1986
Died: 29 July 2013
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Ghazi Bin Faisal (Aged 27)
An Iraqi King openly against growing British involvement in Iraq was murdered on the orders of a pro-British Iraqi leader in March 1912. Sounds familiar?
Lea De Mae (Aged 27)
A Czech athlete-turned porn star who died of an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2004.
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