Iron Butterfly's Lee Dorman dead at age 70

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Iron Butterfly bassist Douglas Lee Dorman, more commonly known as Lee, has died at the age of 70.

According to The Associated Press,Gail Krause, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, informed that the acid-rock bassist was found dead in his car around 10a.m. Krause suspect that Dorman, who had a long history of heart problems, was on his way to a doctor’s appointment when he passed. It is noted that no foul play is suspected in the musician’s death.

Dorman was long a part of Iron Butterfly, having joined the group right before the release of their 1968 album, which included their famous 17 minute hit song, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” which sold more than 30 million albums Ultimate Classic Rock reports. Dorman performed on their next two albums before the group disbanded in 1971, they later regrouped in 1977 and performed off and on for nearly 30 years. The band originally formed in 1960.

Iron Butterfly’s other songs include “Gentle as It May Seem,” “Butterfly Bleu” and “Most Anything You Want.” Details are still arising regarding Dorman’s death.

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