Jimi Hendrix was murdered
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A doctor who tended to Jimi Hendrix the night he died has said it is "plausible" that he was murdered. John Bannister was speaking in relation to claims in a new book written by Hendrix's former roadie that his manager Mike Jeffery had had the star killed.
Bannister backed the theory, saying it: "sounded plausible because of the volume of wine" found in Hendrix's lungs and on his body. According to the book Hendrix didn't die of an accidental overdose but was murdered by his manager because he was worth more to him dead than alive.
The book alleges that Jeffrey — who was the beneficiary of an insurance policy worth £1.2m — confessed to stuffing sleeping pills and wine into the axe god's mouth so that he would "kiss the sky".