Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Doors: Marianne Faithfull reveals who killed Jim Morrison

Marianne Faithfull has revealed who she believes killed Jim Morrison of The Doors in Paris, France in the summer of 1971.

In a new interview with Mojo, Faithfull says Morrison died of an overdose of heroin provided by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Jean de Breiteuil.

Not long after the couple’s arrival in Paris, de Breiteuil told Faithfull that he had to pay a visit to The Doors’ singer’s apartment at 17 Rue Beautreillis. She says she felt a strange sense of foreboding and stayed behind at the couple’s hotel, knocking herself out with downers.

“I could intuitively feel trouble,” she recalls. “I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn’t know anything about this. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me.”

On July 3, 1971, Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, reportedly awoke to find The Doors’ frontman dead in the bathtub of their apartment at the age of 27.

Many theories about the cause of Morrison’s death have surfaced over the years, largely because French law did not require an autopsy since no foul play was suspected in the case.

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