Jimi Hendrix tragically died in 1970 after consuming a collection of drugs and alcohol. This year marks 50 years since the Purple Haze hitmaker died, which left fans entirely devastated.

Hendrix did a lot of press during his career, managing to put his music and his persona at the forefront of his work.

As one of the most popular musicians in the world, Hendrix managed to performa at some incredible places, including the Isle of Wight festival, and – most notably – Woodstock Festival.

Shortly before his death Hendrix did some more interviews to promote his upcoming shows in the U.K.

During his final interview with Keith Allston he spoke of how concerts could manage being free for all attendees.

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The following week in London, Hendrix was sent to the hospital by his girlfriend at the time, Monika Dannemann, who claimed he was “breathing but unresponsive”.

Hendrix never wrote a will, so his estimated £50 million fortunate was inherited by his father, Al.

Shortly after Hendrix’s death, Al sold distribution rights to his son’s music, but later regained control of them in 1995.

Al later cut his son, Leon Hendrix, out of his will, meaning his death prompted the fortune to fall to the rest of his children and grandchildren.

source: express.co.uk

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