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R.I.P.: Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at Age 27. Some just shrug, but I find this very sad, as she wasted a lot of talent. And as is widely noted, she is other addition to the unfortunate "27 Club" (thanks nin). Years ago iconoclastic baseball statistician Bill James did a study that showed that the age of 27 was the most likely point for a player to have a standout season compared with the rest of his career, and in a later study found that player's defensive skills began to decline at the age of 27, as well, suggesting this is some sort of peak age. I'm not sure that there's a connection there, but every time the spate of dead 27 year-old musicians comes up, this pops to mind.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2011, 18:36 Dades
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 14:58:
I recall watching a documentary once about longevity and they stated that our bodies peak at about 25, and it's all downhill from that point forward. So 27'ish would definitely fall into line with that.

I recall a documentary saying that peak physical fitness is around 25-30 but that depends on inherited genes. Some professional athletes continue to compete at their peak well into their 30's even in more physical sports.

Creativity is a totally different matter. Many musicians and artists continue to work at their peak for their entire career. In fact many grow considerably as they age.
 
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