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Roadie Says Jimi Hendrix Was Murdered By His Manager

from The UK Daily Mail

Jimmy Hendrix ‘was murdered’ by his manager, claims roadie

By JAMES TAPPER
Last updated at 5:32 PM on 31st May 2009

Rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager as part of an insurance scam, a new book by one of his former aides claims.

Hendrix choked to death on his own vomit when he was 27 – but the exact circumstances of his death have always been a mystery.

Now James ‘Tappy’ Wright, one of the rock star’s roadies, claims that Hendrix’s manager, Michael Jeffery, confessed to killing him. Jeffery is said to have made a drunken confession a year after the star’s death in September 1970.

Rock and roll: Jimi Hendrix's death was murder, claims former roadie

Rock and roll: Jimi Hendrix’s death was murder, claims former roadie

An ambulance crew found Hendrix’s body in the Samarkand Hotel in West London, in the room of Monika Dannemann, a girl he had known for just a few days.

Wright claims Jeffery was worried that Hendrix was preparing to find a new manager when their deal was due to end in December 1970. According to Wright, Jeffery said he went to the hotel room and stuffed Hendrix full of pills and wine.

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Posted on May 31, 2009 by Editor

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