Jimi Hendrix’s former roadie James Wright has just released a book entitled ‘Rock Roadie’, in which it describes in detail a conversation between himself and Hendrix’s manager Michael Jeffrey.
In the book Wright claims that Jeffrey gave Hendrix both pills and alcohol in order to kill him and ultimately claim on his life insurance. Jeffrey was allegedly worried that Hendrix was going to fire him, he had also recently taken out a life insurance policy worth $2 million with himself as the beneficiary.
This confession was allegedly given to Wright in 1971, two years before Jeffrey was killed in a plane crash.
Wright quotes Jeffrey as saying “We went round to Monika’s [someone Hendrix had known for a few days] hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth…then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe”.
Hendrix died in September 1970 caused by barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit.