This is what deceased music stars would look if they were still alive, and some are absolutely spot on

It's a sad fact that a lot of rock stars die young. In fact, it's something of a stereotype for fans that dead artists tend to be appreciated more. Maybe it's because we tend to fetishise their potential - what was lost before their lives were tragically cut short. It even has a name: the 27 club, which addresses the strange phenomena whereby the majority of musicians who die young pass away at the age of 27.

Just think what some of these lost legends might be like if they'd lived to see the year 2018? Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon are all good examples, and remain eternally young because of their tragic demise. So what would these icons look like now? That's the question that the Sachs Media Group attempted to answer. They partnered with the photo restoration Phojoe to create a gallery showcasing what these heroes would look like in their old age. Scroll down to check them out below!

1. Jim Morrison

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2. Dennis Wilson 

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3. Karen Carpenter 

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4. Keith Moon

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5. Bobby Darin

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6. Kurt Cobain

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7. Jimmi Hendrix

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8. Elvis Presley

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9. Janis Joplin

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10. John Lennon

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11. Bob Marley

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Wow, just looking at some of these pictures is making me feel really sad. If you'll excuse me, I think I need to go and listen to Nevermind for the zillionth time.