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Mitch Mitchell, drummer for Jimi Hendrix, dies

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Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the seminal 1960s rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead in a Portland, Ore., hotel room on Wednesday. Reports list the English drummer’s age as either 61 or 62. Authorities say that Mitchell (pictured, standing at right, with Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding, in 1968) apparently died of natural causes.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been in town performing as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour. Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 and bassist Noel Redding passed away in 2003. (AP)

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