Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:15:25 GMT | By Jean Goon, with contributions from Francis Whittaker
‘Forever 27’: Rock stars who died at 27

Brian ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson

Brian 'Blind Owl' Wilson (© Getty Images)
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  • Brian 'Blind Owl' Wilson (© Getty Images)
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A member of 60s blues-revival band Canned Heat, Wilson was a talented harmonica player and guitarist. He was known to have depression and tried to commit suicide many times. He died in September 1970 from a probable drug overdose, believed to have been suicide.