Jimi Hendrix 45th Anniversary Of Rock Legend's Death

9/18/2015 12:01 AM PDT

45 years ago from Friday -- September 18, 1970 -- rock legend Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 in true rocker fashion from a drug overdose.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described Hendrix as being one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock music ... and from the looks of these pics we can't disagree.

Check out the gallery of this rock god tearing it up on the guitar.