Lyrics That Predicted His Death:
Many things he would try For he knew soon hed die Now Jimis gone, hes not alone His memory still lives on Five years, this he said Hes not gone, hes just dead. - The Ballad of Jimi
How He Died: By now, we all know the story of Jimi Hendrix's unfortunate and premature passing. And as far as prophetic lyrics go, these are pretty cryptic. It's not uncommon for an artist to get all philosophical about life and death and even the legacy they might leave behind. But writing a song about a fictitious version of yourself that proclaims you'll die in five years?
That seems oddly specific. The fact that Jimi was found dead five years later is what really ups the creepiness factor.