Jim Morrison OD'd in Paris Club: Book
Drug dealers carried rocker's body to hotel, says French author
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 12, 2007 6:02 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A former nightclub manager has reopened the mystery of cult rocker Jim Morrison's death 36 years ago at the age of 27. The official story is that the Doors legend died of a heart attack in a bath in his Paris hotel. But the manager insists in a new French book that Morrison passed away in a bathroom of his bar, apparently of a heroin overdose.

The bar man discovered the body, and says he believes dealers who sold Morrison the drugs carried his body back to his hotel, Sam Bernett writes in "The End" Jim Morrison." Morrison is buried in a guarded plot in Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where fans stream daily to leave tokens of flowers and drugs.