Jimi Hendrix

Born: 27 November 1942
Dead: 18 September 1970
In: St Mary Abbot's Hospital


Short description:

He was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".
Details are disputed concerning Hendrix's last day and death.
He spent much of September 17, 1970 with Monika Dannemann in London, the only witness to his final hours.
Dannemann said that she prepared a meal for them at her apartment in the Samarkand Hotel around 11 p.m., when they shared a bottle of wine.
She drove him to the residence of an acquaintance at approximately 1:45 a.m., where he remained for about an hour before she picked him up and drove them back to her flat at 3 a.m.
She said that they talked until around 7 a.m., when they went to sleep.
She awoke around 11 a.m. and found Hendrix breathing but unconscious and unresponsive.
She called for an ambulance at 11:18 which arrived at 11:27.
Paramedics then transported Hendrix to St Mary Abbot's Hospital where Dr. John Bannister pronounced him dead at 12:45 on September 18.


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