Those Darlins singer Jessi Zazu dies from cancer at 28
Jessi Zazu, the 28-year-old frontwoman of Nashville indie rock band These Darlins, has died from cervical cancer. Zazu was diagnosed with the illness in March 2016, and never shutted up about her condition.
Zazu died on Tuesday (Sept. 12) in the intensive care unit of Nashville’s Centennial Hospital, surrounded by family, friends and fellow musicians. A memorial for Zazu was held on Sunday (Sept. 17) at Fort Houston in Nashville. Zazu’s family and friends have asked anyone wishing to make a donation for the service and Zazu’s remaining medical expenses to visit her YouCaring site.
“Yesterday I said goodbye to my best friend, longtime partner in crime and hero, Jessi Zazu Wariner,” Those Darlins drummer Linwood Regensburg said in a statement. “She maintained a sense of humor and a commanding presence up until and through her final moments. She was in the company of those who cared deeply about her and who she cared deeply about.”
Those Darlins released three albums, their alt-country-leaning self-titled debut ‘Those Darlins’ in 2009, the garage rock influenced ‘Screws Get Loose’ in 2011, and the more classic rock and roll ‘Blur The Line’ in 2013. The band also owns and operates its own record label, Oh Wow Dang Records.