Monday, July 4, 2011

The Doors mark 40th Anniversary of Jim Morrison’s passing

The Lizard King lives on in the hearts and minds of rock fans around the world.

On the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s passing, The Doors marked the occasion themselves by making their own pilgrimage to their lead singer’s grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris on Sunday.

The AP reports keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger lit candles at Morrison’s grave, while Doors fans continue to make the trek to the shrine of their fallen leader.

Morrison died on July 3, 1971, at age 27 of heart failure in his bathtub in Paris.

Fans also paid homage at his grave by leaving flowers there; some wore black T-shirts containing a white drawing of Morrison's face and the words "40th anniversary."

photo credit: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

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