Jim Morrison (1943-1971)

Death: 3rd July 1971
Location: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Cause of death: Reported as heart failure but this has been disputed as no autopsy was performed.
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American musician, singer and poet, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors.  He self-published two volumes of his poetry in 1969, The Lords / Notes on Vision and The New Creatures. The Lords consists primarily of brief descriptions of places, people, events and Morrison's thoughts on cinema. The New Creatures verses are more poetic in structure, feel and appearance. These were the only writings published during Morrison's lifetime. After his death, two volumes of Morrison's poetry were published. The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison Volume 1 is titled Wilderness, and, upon its release in 1988, became an instant New York Times best seller. Volume 2, The American Night, released in 1990, was also a success.