According to Rolling Stone, Jimi Hendrix was only 27 when he died in a London apartment. A coroner’s inquest later found his death was the cause of a drug overdose; Hendrix had taken too many sleeping pills and suffocated on his own vomit. Some believe it was a suicide, others believe it was an accident. The truth, however, will forever remain disputed
Per Atlas Obscura, Hendrix is buried at the Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Renton, Washington. His father, Al, buried him in a section set aside for family. Hendrix was given a simple grave and fans flocked to it year after year since his death in 1970. When Al was given the rights to his son’s music in 1995, he began to plan the construction of a memorial that would honor Hendrix. In 2002, the monument was finally completed.
Another Rolling Stone article states that Hendrix’s remains were moved shortly after and reburied at this new memorial that is located at the same cemetery. It features a marble structure and an etched portrait of Hendrix, as well as his original headstone that reads “forever in our hearts.” According to Find a Grave, Hendrix’s father, mother, stepmother, and grandmother are all buried at Greenwood as well.