Brother Loses Claim to JIMI HENDRIX Estate

September 24, 2004

The brother of rock legend Jimi Hendrix is not entitled to any money from the guitarist's estate, a Seattle judge ruled Friday, according to Reuters.

King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell ruled instead that Janie Hendrix, stepsister to Jimi and to Leon who brought the lawsuit, will continue to manage the bulk of the estimated $80 million estate.

Jimi Hendrix died in London in 1970. His father Al Hendrix eventually received the rights to his music but died himself in 2002. He left the bulk of his estate to his daughter Janie, whom he adopted after marrying her mother.

Leon, his children and six other family members have all sued over various aspects of Al Hendrix's will and the estate.

"The judge has upheld my dad's will and the way it was written," a tearful Janie Hendrix told reporters. "I had a great partnership with my dad, and now it's time to heal."

Leon, masked behind tinted glasses, showed little reaction to the judge's decision and quickly left the packed courtroom afterward. Read more.

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