Music fans have been marking the 18th anniversary of the suicide of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain who put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger on 5 April, 1994, because he could not cope with the unrelenting pressure of superstardom.

When he died, he joined the mythical 27 Club, which honours the large number of musicians who died at the age of 27, among them Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone Brian Jones, The Doors' Jim Morrison, singer Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

We pay tribute to some of them below:

Additional research by Jamie Lewis