Mereka yang Meninggal di usia 27


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Sebuah godam menghantam panggung rock pada 4 Oktober 1970. Janis Joplin meninggal dunia. Perempuan rocker itu, lead vocal dan penulis lagu cemerlang yang tergabung dalam Big Brother and the Holding Company (setelah sebelumnya berkelana dari panggung ke panggung bersama The Kozmic Blues Band dan Full Tilt Boogie Band), ditemukan tak bernyawa di kamar rumahnya. Joplin, yang semasa hidup dikenal biang pesta, doyan mabuk, diindikasi overdosis heroin.

Ini hantaman kedua dalam kurun waktu dua bulan. Sebelumnya, pada 18 September, dunia rock kehilangan dewa gitar. Jimi Hendrix tewas akibat kelebihan mengkonsumsi obat tidur (ia mencampurnya dengan obat-obatan lain dan meminumnya dengan wine).

Tak sampai satu tahun, musisi hebat lain menyusul meninggal secara tragis. Jim Morrison, frontman band The Doors. Juga karena kelebihan mengkonsumsi obat-obatan terlarang (meski ada spekulasi bahwa ia dibunuh). Dua tahun sebelumnya, tepatnya 3 Juli 1969, mantan gitaris The Rolling Stone, Brian Jones ditemukan tewas tenggelam di kolam renang rumahnya.

Sejak kematian Morrison, di ranah rock mencuat satu “takhyul”. Usia 27 menjadi usia yang rawan bagi rock star. Usia kutukan! Keempatnya menghembuskan nafas terakhir dalam usia 27 dan memang kutukan tak berhenti sampai di sana.

Tahun 1994, tepatnya pada tanggal 5 April, pentolan Nirvana, band grunge paling masyhur di dunia, Kurt Cobain, bunuh diri. Usianya juga 27. Bahkan setelah Cobain, masih ada 13 kasus lagi. Teranyar adalah Amy Winehouse. Total jumlah musisi (plus seniman pematung dan pelukis kelas dunia) yang meninggal dalam usia 27 berjumlah 45 orang.

Fenomena ini, yang disebut sebagai “27 Curse” (ada juga yang menyebut: “Forever 27 Club”) menarik untuk ditelisik. Apakah memang kematian mengejutkan musisi terkenal pada usia 27 ini hanya sebuah kebetulan? Ataukah memang ada benar-benar sebuah kutukan?(ags)

March 26, 1908 Neurosyphilitic sclerosis Ragtime musician
Nat Jaffe August 5, 1945 Complications from high blood pressure Swing jazz pianist
Jesse Belvin February 6, 1960 Car crash R&B singer, pianist and songwriter
Rudy Lewis May 20, 1964 Drug overdose Vocalist of The Drifters
Malcolm Hale October 31, 1968 Carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty space heater Original member and lead guitarist of Spanky and Our Gang
Dickie Pride March 26, 1969 Overdose of sleeping pills Rock and roll singer
Alexandra July 31, 1969 Car accident Singer
Alan Wilson September 3, 1970 Barbiturate overdose, possible suicide Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat
Arlester “Dyke” Christian March 13, 1971 Shot Frontman, vocalist and bassist of Dyke & the Blazers
Linda Jones March 14, 1972 Diabetic coma Soul singer
Leslie Harvey May 3, 1972 Electrocution by live microphone after touching it with his wet hands Guitarist for Stone the Crows
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan March 8, 1973 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead
Roger Lee Durham July 27, 1973 Fell off a horse and died from the injuries Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone
Wallace Yohn August 12, 1974 Died in a plane crash along with three other band members Organ player of Chase
Dave Alexander February 10, 1975 Pulmonary edema Bassist for the Stooges
Pete Ham April 24, 1975 Suicide Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger
Gary Thain December 8, 1975 Drug overdose Former bassist of Uriah Heep and The Keef Hartley Band
Cecilia August 2, 1976 Car crash Spanish singer
Helmut Köllen May 3, 1977 Carbon monoxide poisoning Bassist with 1970s German prog rock band Triumvirat
Chris Bell December 27, 1978 Car crash: ran into a telephone pole Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo
Jacob Miller March 23, 1980 Car crash Jamaican reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle
D. Boon December 22, 1985 Lying down in the back of a van when it veered off road, he was ejected from the vehicle and broke his neck Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen
Alexander Bashlachev February 17, 1988 Suicide Russian poet, rock musician and songwriter
Jean-Michel Basquiat August 12, 1988 Speedball overdose Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray
Pete de Freitas June 14, 1989 Motorcycle wreck on his way back from filming a music video Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen
Mia Zapata July 7, 1993 Murdered Lead singer of The Gits
Kristen Pfaff June 16, 1994 Officially ruled as an accidental heroin overdose Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe
Richey Edwards February 1, 1995 Disappeared; officially presumed dead November 23, 2008 Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers
Stretch November 30, 1995 Murdered Rapper
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 Murdered Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click
Freaky Tah March 28, 1999 Murdered Rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz
Sean Patrick McCabe August 28, 2000 Asphyxiated on vomit after ingesting too much alcohol Lead singer of Ink & Dagger
Rodrigo Bueno June 24, 2000 Car accident Argentine Cuarteto singer
Maria Serrano Serrano November 24, 2001 Plane crash Background singer for Passion Fruit
Jeremy Michael Ward May 25, 2003 Heroin overdose The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator
Bryan Ottoson April 19, 2005 Prescription drug overdose Guitarist for American Head Charge
Valentín Elizalde November 26, 2006 Murdered Mexican banda singer
Orish Grinstead April 20, 2008 Kidney failure Founding member of ’90s R&B group 702
Lily Tembo September 14, 2009 Severe gastritis Zambian musician
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