Musical Instrument Mystery Case – Playing music is certainly one of the hobbies that are very much liked, these musicians often give their lives for the world of music with all the consequences they receive.
Playing music is one way to live. By expressing experiences and feelings, a person can divert feelings of depression or other mental stress through the sound created and eliminate the desire to end his life. But did you know that music can also kill?
1. Elizabeth Jackson, killed by the flute
On March 25, 1751, David Mills and his servant, Elizabeth Jackson, had a violent argument over an issue. This triggers the start of physical violence in which Elizabeth throws candles at David.
But David was able to avoid it and hit Elizabeth back with a punch to her left temple using the flute that David played. Elizabeth lived for four hours with a concussion and was unable to speak due to it, but was decided to end her life by draining her blood.
2. Louis Vierne, exhausted playing the organ
In order to get the title as the king of the instrument, Louis tried to play the organ which at that time demanded high endurance because of playing for a long time. In this struggle, the 67-year-old man suddenly collapsed after playing the last chord and died. Louis is thought to have died of a heart attack due to exhaustion.
3. James “Jimmy The Beard” Ferrozzo, died of a piano hit
Falling pianos are a common joke on old cartoons that are funny and make laughs. But when it came to the real world, it didn’t seem like the tragedy was funny anymore. As happened to James Ferrozzo.
His body was found under a piano that had fallen from the ceiling, along with a stripper trapped and screaming for help with him. It was said that the piano was actually used for a show and when it was about to start, suddenly the drop lever lit up and dropped the piano.
4. Linos, killed by the lute
Linos is a character of Greek mythology, the music teacher of Heracles or Hercules. As told by the historian Diodorus Siculus, Hercules killed Linos using a lute, because Linos could not appreciate Hercules’ hard work learning a musical instrument and was furious because of it.
5. Charles Ratherbee, got lung disease because of playing the trumpet
In 1845, Charles, who was a trumpet player, had a fight with Joseph Harvey over a gardening problem. The confrontation resulted in Joseph knocking Ratherbee with his elbow to the ground.
Two weeks and five days later, Charles died. Of course people thought Joseph was the murderer. But the doctor investigating the matter said something else: Charles died of lung disease and it was caused by the trumpet he played during his career.
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6. Marianne Kirchgessner, nervous breakdown due to the harmonica glass
The glass harmonica is an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. This instrument was researched by scientists and said to be dangerous, because the sound is too stimulating to the brain that it can cause dizziness and hallucinations to those who hear it.
No one knew that the instrument was also capable of killing. Like what happened to Marianne Kirchgessner, a glass harmonica player in 1808. People suspect that her death came as a result of nervous disorders caused by playing the glass harmonica.
7. In many cases, beaten to death using a guitar
Not one, two people who died because they were beaten with guitars. In March 2020 yesterday, it was reported that a four year old child in America died because his father beat him using a guitar. The same thing happened in 2014 when someone in Ireland was beaten up by several people using their own electric guitar.