James Daniel Sundquist is the son of the late American guitarist, and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix. His father is regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists of the 20th century. Jimi is also seen as one of the most outstanding instrumentalists ever in the history of rock music.
Despite being the son of a famous singer very few of us know about James. He hasn’t shared many details regarding his life. However, there are a lot who want to learn more about the son of Jimi including his early life, age, and family history.
Moreover, rumors are going around that James had been taking pills to change his gender. So, is it true? If you want to know about the answer to this question, stay with us till the end to know all about James Daniel Sundquist, Jimi Hendrix’s son.
James Daniel Sundquist Is A Stockholm Native; Facts About His Early Life And Age
James Daniel Sundquist was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 5, 1969. He is the son of Jimi Hendrix and Eva Sundquist. The celebrity son is 53 years old as of 2023 and his zodiac sign is Libra.
Talking about his ethnicity, James comes from a mixed-racial background where his father is an African American and his mother is Swedish. He is the grandson of James Allen Hendrix and Lucille Jeter.
On the other hand, his father Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington U.S.
A Little About His Mother Eva Sundquist
Eva Sundquist was presumably born in 1950 in Sweden. She is 72 years old. Eva likes to keep her personal life in check and hasn’t shared many details regarding her life. She has only been in the limelight for being the ex-girlfriend of late American musician, and singer Jimi Hendrix.
James Never Met His Dad Jimi Hendrix
The celebrity son never got the chance to meet his father. James’ dad lost his life a year after his son’s birth on September 18, 1970. He was in London with his then-girlfriend Monika Dannemann. The duo had a fine day, talked until 7 am, and slept.
However, when Dannemann woke up at 11 she found the signer to be breathing but unconscious and unresponsive. So, she contacted an ambulance and he was taken to St. Mary Abbots Hospital where he was pronounced dead on September 18, 1970.
Similarly, the post-mortem report shows he died of asphyxia suffocating in his vomit while intoxicated with barbiturates. When asked about the drug Monika later revealed that Hendrix had taken nine of her prescribed sleeping tablets, eighteen times more than the recommended dosage.
Siblings: He Has A Half-Sister
James Daniel Sundquist has an elder half-sister named Tamika Hendrix (Tamika Carpenter). She was born on February 11, 1967, in Minneapolis to Jimi Hendrix and Diana Carpenter. Despite their relationship as siblings, the two have never been close to each other.
James Daniel Sundquist Career Details
James as we said earlier is a private individual who doesn’t like to talk openly about his personal and professional matters. So, it is pretty much unclear what he does for a living as there is little to no information regarding his career.
However, that being said, multiple sources have claimed that the musician’s son is following in his father’s footsteps. According to them, Hendrix Jr. is a Swedish singer.
When And Where Did James Daniel’s Parents Meet? Facts About Their Relationship
Jimi and Eva reportedly met for the first time on a tram. Jimi and his band The Experience had traveled to Stockholm sometime in 1968. They felt an instant connection and even indulged themselves in a romantic relationship. But after a short moment, Jimi returned to the States and was unable to be with James’ mother.
However, a year later in January 1969, Jimi returned to Stockholm where he met her for the second time and nine months later Eva gave birth to her only son with the musician James in October 1969.
James Daniel Sundquist Relationship Status
The celebrity son is not so open when talking about his life let alone his love life. Just like his career, his romantic life is also a mystery to the outer world. However, he is 53 years old so we can assume that he is married and living a happy life with his family.
But this assumption can’t be backed up until and unless James himself comes forth to talk about his current relationship status. Let’s hope he is living a healthy and blissful life.
James Daniel Filed A Lawsuit Against His Grandfather Al Hendrix
In 1994, the then 24 years old filed a lawsuit against his grandfather Al Hendrix after being legally declared as the son of the late musician Jimi Hendrix in 1975 by the Swedish courts. Al Hendrix, a retired Seattle gardener inherited both mastered and unmastered tapes, song copyrights, and estate ownership worth more than $400,000.
James claimed that Al along with multiple advocates and lawyers hid his identity to be the rightful heir to his father’s wealth. But, Al’s lawyers denied the allegations saying, “[Al] Hendrix did not participate in a conspiracy to defraud anyone, and Hendrix Jr. claims are being brought too late.”
Daniel said he is not angry with his grandfather whom he met when he was around 7 years old and again when he visited Seattle saying,
“I’m not angry with Al. I just feel I’ve been treated unfairly. I want people to know that I am not a fake.”
Similarly, to show the world that he is the son of the legendary singer and the rightful heir to his fortune James was even ready to take a DNA test. But the test required the exhumation of Jimi’s deceased body. So, in response to that Daniel said,
“It’s a horrible thought, but if it’s the only way to find out what’s right or what’s wrong, then it can’t be avoided.”
However, James didn’t inherit the fortune, and Al won the lawsuit and the control over his late son’s wealth. Eventually, after Al Hendrix died in 2002, the ownership reportedly shifted to Al’s adopted stepdaughter Janie Hendrix. She was nine years old at the time of Jimi’s death.
James Daniel Sundquist Changed His Gender At the Age of Thirty Two: Now known as Nicole Hendrix
According to an article published in 2010. Jimi’s son started taking pills that were helping him to change his gender. Sources claim that James had always felt like a woman in a man’s body and now goes by the name Nicole Hendrix.
Even his mother Eva Sundquist admits the claims and says that he realized it some years back and when he consulted his doctor they prescribed him the pills and he has been taking them ever since.
However, the decision that James now Nicole had taken didn’t come without consequences as at the time the subject of sex change was taken as a taboo in Sweden. So, explaining the situation his mother said,
“It is very difficult for him. Most of Europe is very liberal. But here in Sweden, such behavior is still a
taboo subject. He has been pretty depressed lately.”
Whatever the case, we hope that James aka Nicole Hendrix is living a happy life wherever she might be.
James Daniel Sundquist’s Net Worth
James hasn’t disclosed much about what he does for a living thus there isn’t any factual information regarding his net worth. However, some of the tabloids have stated that he is worth around $100,000.
On the other hand, his father Jimi Hendrix at the time of his death was estimated to have a total net worth of $400,000. He earned his fortune from his career as a musician.