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Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him

Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him.

The Seattle Times reports last week a bill was signed into law re-christening the Renton Highlands Post Office the James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Post Office in the legendary guitarist’s honor.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue and was supported by the other members of the Washington state delegation in the House as well as both Washington U.S. senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

Before rising to international fame in the late 1960s, Hendrix grew up in Seattle.

There’s no shortage of Hendrix tributes scattered around his hometown _ from a statue to his namesake park.

The Renton post office is less than a mile from the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in the Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery, where he is buried.

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