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Jean Michel Basquiat Death – Riding With Death For 27 Years

Tweet Jean-Michel Basquiat died on August 12, 1988, at the age of 27 years and 234 days. The cause of his death was ruled an overdose of heroin mixed with cocaine in the form of a speedball. Basquiat was a multi-talented artist, musician, activist and near prodigy. He is something of an anomaly in the forever 27 club because of his variety of talents, and the posthumous success of his work. Yet he also is the perfect example in many ways of the classic tragic arc of many members of the club – a precocious early life, a troubled adolescence, … Continue reading

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