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Hotel Samarkand, London by Qype User Templa…
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    • Qype User Templa…
    • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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    Perhaps this is a little gory but I know people are interested in stuff like this. In USA they do tours of died here...this is a legend.
    It was here in room 507 that Jimi Hendrix overdosed and died at the Samarkand Hotel on September 18th 1970.

    Hendrix, one of the stars of the Isle of Wight pop festival, whose blatant sexuality on stage made him the centre of countless controversies, had been found by his beautiful West German girlfriend in a coma in bed at her hotel.

    Twenty-three-year-old Monica Danneman called an ambulance and but it is disputed whether he died prior to the ambulance arriving or en route.

    Hendrix had booked in on September 6.
    He reserved a 17-a-day fifth floor suite but rarely used it. He was last seen in the hotel on Thursday afternoon cleaning his shoes in his suite.

    Hendrix died amid circumstances which have never been fully explained.
    Police and ambulance statements reveal that not only was Hendrix dead when they arrived on the scene, but he had been dead for some time, the apartment's front door was wide open, and the apartment itself empty. Lyrics to a song written by Hendrix and found in the apartment, led Eric Burdon, who initially thought it to be a suicide note, to make a premature announcement that he believed Hendrix had committed suicide.

    But Jimi Hendrix, wrote his own epitaph: When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild, and freak out an' do anything they wanna do.

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