After years of prescription drug abuse, Elvis succumbed to various health ailments on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42.
Today, he would be 80.
If he were alive today, Lennon would be 74 years old.
Another rock star who sadly died at age 27—in 1970, following a drug overdose.
Hendrix would now be 73.
Pearl, aka Janis Joplin, died of a drug overdose in 1970, at age 27.
If she were still with us, she’d be celebrating her 72nd birthday this year.
The Lizard King may have lived hard and died young, at 28, but that still doesn’t stop us from imagining him as an older gentleman.
Here he is, around what would have been his 72nd birthday.
Here is what Nirvana’s frontman would look like as a 48-year-old in 2015
The reggae star succumbed to cancer in 1981 at age 36.
Had he survived, Marley would have turned 70 this year.
The Who’s hard-rocking drummer died in 1978, also from a drug overdose, at age 32.
Were he still kicking over his drum kit today, Moon would be 69.