James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (1942-1970) was just 27 when he died from barbiturate-related asphyxia. An American musician, singer and songwriter, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th Century. Hendrix had three big hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary".
Glenn Frey of the Eagles dead at the age of 67
TMZ reported the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He was a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles.
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