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Jim Morrison may have died 43 years ago, but his legend looms large in rock history as the frontman of The Doors who some know as The Lizard King. Questions about his mysterious death in Paris in 1971 remain and singer Marianne Faithfull claims to know some answers.
In a new interview with Mojo, Faithfull says that Jean de Breteuil, the heroin dealer to the stars and her boyfriend at the time, is the man to blame for Morrison’s death. When they arrived in Paris, Breteuil told Faithfull that he needed to see Morrison. So, she let him go and she remained in their hotel room, even though she thought something was up.
“I could intuitively feel trouble,” she recalled. “I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him.”
She continues, saying that she is sure that Morrison’s death was not an accident. “The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn’t know anything about this,” she said. “Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me.”
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Faithfull’s interview comes before her new record, Give My Love To London, is set to be released next month. She is also publishing an autobiography, Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record, in October.
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