Singer says heroin dealer boyfriend gave The Doors’ frontman drugs that were ‘too strong’
Marianne Faithfull has shocked the music world by claiming her ex-boyfriend killed The Doors singer Jim Morrison.In a detailed interview with MOJO, the singer and actress claims her then-boyfriend Jean de Breiteuil, a heroin dealer, visited Morrison’s apartment and gave him drugs that were 'too strong,' which led to the singer's demise. She insists that the death was accidental.
Marianne Faithfull: 'I know who killed Jim Morrison' [Getty/Stephane. E. Arcetti]
Faithfull says the pair were travelling to Paris, where upon arrival, de Breiteuil told her he had to visit Morrison’s apartment. Claiming to have had ‘a strange sense of foreboding,’ the singer says she chose to stay at their hotel room, rather than accompany him to Morrison’s home.
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What makes it interesting is the way DiCillo puts the band's brief five-year career in context with the world around it. By any measurement, 1966 to 1971 were volatile years in America as the flower-power promise of youth was crushed by a series of horrible assassinations and premature deaths, then silenced by a right-wing political and social snap. The Doors traversed this turmoil mainly due to Jim Morrison's raw sex appeal, mercurial talent and addictive obsessions. In this account, the other three seem like fairly normal guys who never really indulged at all.
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Jim Morrison at The Rock 'n' Roll Celebrity Memorabilia Fame Bureau Auction A page from the last song notebook of Jim Morrison (The Doors), together with the final photograph of him, at the Rock 'N' Roll celebrity memorabilia Fame Bureau auction at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in
Date of birth
8th December, 1943