Friday, November 14, 2008

Update : Hendrix Drummer Mitchell's Death Ruled Natural Causes

Mitch Mitchell, the legendary drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, died in his sleep of natural causes, US medical tests revealed.

Briton Mitchell, 61, whose fusion style allowed him and one of history's greatest guitar players to feed off each other, was found early on Wednesday in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Dr Christopher Young of the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office told The Oregonian that Mitchell may not have sought medical help because "sometimes people don't realize how sick they are".

Mitchell, born in Ealing, west London, made his final performance at the last stop on the West Coast leg of the Experience Hendrix tribute tour.

He looked tired and played only one song, said Terry Currier, owner of the Music Millennium record shop.

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