On July 3 Jim Morrison passed away…

On July 3, 1971 Jim Morrison passed away at the age of 27 in Paris, France.

Jim Morrison The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Jim Morrison
The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Best remembered as the lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was often known for his wild persona, often seen through his music, performances, as well as lifestyle. Unfortunately, Morrison developed a dependency to drugs and alcohol, leading to his death of an alleged (no autopsy was performed) heroin overdose, subsequently becoming a member of the “27 Club.” He died while in Paris, France (where he was living at the time of his death) in a bathtub.

Jim Morrison's grave site in Paris, France SuzanneGW (via Wikipeida.org)

Jim Morrison’s grave site in Paris, France
SuzanneGW (via Wikipeida.org)

Due to his time with The Doors and the contributions to rock music he made, he is often regarded as one of the most iconic and influential musicians in rock history, becoming a stable in pop culture history. Since his death, he has been listed as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, inducted (alongside The Doors) into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame, as well (alongside The Doors) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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