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Jimi Hendrix (27 Nov 1942 – 18 Sept1970). American Died in a London hotel room under circumstances which have never been fully explained. According to the doctor, Hendrix asphyxiated in his own vomit, mainly red wine. His girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, claimed that he had taken her sleeping pills, but her comments about that morning were often contradictory, and there have been suggestions of blame cast on her. In 1996, in the face of legal action, Dannemann committed suicide.