Jim Morrison

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December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971

James Douglas Morrison, AKA “The Lizard King,” was a poet, songwriter and the lead singer of the influential American rock band, The Doors. Energetic, soulful and wild, he set the showmanship standard for many future frontmen.

And he LOOOOVED heroin.

He battled alcohol and drug abuse throughout his rise to fame.  It all caught up with him in a Paris apartment in July of 1971.  Morrison’s cause of death was never officially ruled due to French medical examiner statutes. But, I don’t think it’s much of a mystery.  He was buried in Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. His grave site became one of the most famous in the world. It served as a gathering place for all sorts of folks throughout the years and attracted a myriad of vandalism and debauchery.  Today, a guard stands by to keep the riff-raff from riff-raffing.

Burial

Père Lachaise Cemetery – Paris, FRANCE

morrison - oct 04 1999

Specific Location

Division 6; between Chemin Lauriston and Chemin Lesseps; though he’s tucked away behind other, larger monuments, there is almost always someone there, so he’s not that hard to locate.

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