Leon Hendrix, the brother of rock icon Jimi Hendrix, filed suit last Friday to gain what he considers his fair share of Hendrix's estate. Hendrix died more than three decades ago at the height of his

Leon Hendrix, the brother of rock icon Jimi Hendrix, filed suit last Friday to gain what he considers his fair share of Hendrix's estate. Hendrix died more than three decades ago at the height of his career. His legacy was controlled by his father, Al Hendrix, who died in April at age 82, leaving nearly everything to his adopted daughter.

In the father's will, Janie Hendrix was given control of Experience Hendrix LLC and the Hendrix estate, worth about $150 million to $240 million. Leon Hendrix got a souvenir gold record.

The suit argues the will and living trust are invalid because Al Hendrix signed them under Janie's undue influence. "It's my legacy and heritage," said Hendrix, a struggling artist and musician who has lived in his late brother's shadow for decades.

Attorneys for the Hendrix estate and Experience Hendrix declined comment. Janie Hendrix didn't return phone calls.

Experience Hendrix was created in 1995 after Al Hendrix regained full control of the music, name and likeness of Jimi Hendrix after a two-year court battle. The company has turned out memorabilia and scores of reissues of Jimi's music.


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