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The Eerily Ironic Death Of Musician Helmut Köllen

Tweet Helmut Köllen died on May 3, 1977, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. He was 27 years and 62 days old at the time of his death. He is a prime example of a member of the club who in many ways is uncommon – his life did not follow the more typical arc of an unhappy childhood, teen rebellion, and sudden fame or wealth and self-abuse. On the other hand, the cause of his death is highly ironic, and bears all the marks of the forever 27 curse. Köllen was born and raised in Koln, Germany, and had an … Continue reading

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