Getty Images Ray Manzarek of the legendary rock band The Doors has died at the age…
- Posted on Jul 4th 2011 9:00AM by Julian Marszalek
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Associated Press reports that guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek held a vigil at the late singer's grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery where, joined by fans, they lit candles and laid flowers. Some fans were reported to wearing t-shirts bearing the words "40th Anniversary".
Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in an apartment in the French capital in July 1971, though the exact details of his death remain shrouded in mystery. No autopsy was carried out and reports vary as to the precise cause of his death.
Some have claimed Morrison died of a heart attack while other theories have included a heroin overdose. Some fans believe that Morrison faked his own death in order to escape the pressures of fame.
In addition to Morrison's ongoing mystique with subsequent generations, the Doors were responsible for creating some of the late 60s most memorable and enduring music, including the hits 'Light My Fire' and 'Hello, I Love You'.