Last surviving Jimi Hendrix Experience member dies in Portland
Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for Jimi Hendrix Experience, was discovered dead today (November 12) in his Portland hotel room.
The 61-year-old was the last surviving member of the groundbreaking band. He had been touring the US west coast with the Experience Hendrix tour, which had made a stop in Portland.
An employee at the Benson Hotel called police after discovering Mitchell‘s body this morning, reports the Associated Press.
He is believed to have died of natural causes.
After Hendrix‘s death, Mitchell finished production work on several incomplete Hendrix recordings, including ‘Cry of Love’ and ‘Rainbow Bridge’, which were released posthumously.
The British-born drummer was known for his explosive technique and pioneered a style known as “fusion”, which combines jazz and rock drumming styles.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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