Who Killed Jim Morrison?

Marianne Faithfull says she knows who ended the Doors singer’s “Strange Days” – a heroin dealer to the rich and famous.

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The Doors singer is pictured in an undated file photo.

Morrison’s body was discovered in an apartment bathtub in Paris July 3, 1971.  The man who sang “Riders On The Storm,” “Light My Fire,” “L.A. Woman,” and “Love Her Madly” was 27. No autopsy was conducted.

More than four decades later, Faithfull is supposedly spilling the beans.  In an interview with Mojo magazine, the singer/songwriter laid the blame on her then-boyfriend Jean de Breiteuil, described in the article as a “heroin dealer to the stars.”

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Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, Fla.

According to Faithfull, she and Breiteuil had just arrived in Paris when he told her he needed to see Morrison.

“I could intuitively feel trouble,” Faithfull told Mojo’s Tom Doyle.  “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.”

The Doors were made up of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Manzerek died in May 2013 at the age of 74.

Read the entire interview here.