In his 2009 book, James 'Tappy' Wright, one of the guitar god's roadies, wrote that Hendrix was murdered by manager Michael Jeffery because he was angry at Hendrix's decision to leave him. According to Wright, the manager poisoned Hendrix-as opposed to the star dying from a drug overdose-so Jeffery could cash in a life insurance policy he held on the star. The controversial manager died in a plane crash long before he had a chance to refute the claims, which have never been proven.