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Rock guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, seen here in 1970, died that year at age 27. Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain also died at 27, but a recent study found the average age of death for North American rock stars was 45.2 years of age. (Associated Press)

Rock guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, seen here in 1970, died that year at age 27. Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain also died at 27, but a recent study found the average age of death for North American rock stars was 45.2 years of age. (Associated Press)

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