15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

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JIMI HENDRIX, 27:  A talented musician and singer/songwriter, Hendrix revolutionized the use of the electric guitar with his distorted amp sound and use of wah wah pedals, breathing new life into rock music. Despite hailing from Seattle, Washington, he received a lion share of fame in Europe before gaining accolades for his trailblazing work in the US. After a night of partying, Hendrix was found dead in the London apartment of his girlfriend on September 18, 1970. He was just 27.

JIMI HENDRIX, 27: A talented musician and singer/songwriter, Hendrix revolutionized the use of the…

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