Police: Redding Death Natural

Musicians to host tribute in hometown pub

May 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Irish authorities say that Noel Redding, the British bassist best known for his late-Sixties work with Jimi Hendrix, likely died of "natural" causes. The fifty-seven-year-old was found Sunday at his home in County Cork.

"He hadn't been seen since Saturday and people were concerned about him," said Clonakilty-based sergeant Aidan Moynihan. "Some friends called, and the body was found in the bathroom. We're not investigating anything. The house was secure."

A formal post-mortem was scheduled for today.

Redding had lived in County Cork for more than two decades. His latest band Noel Redding and Friends had a regular gig at De Barra's in Clonakilty every Friday night, and the pub is decorated with his memorabilia. Local musicians will honor him with a tribute there this Friday.

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