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Rock idol remembered on 40th anniversary of his death

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Rock idol remembered on 40th anniversary of his death


Fans gathered at a grave side in Paris to pay tribute and remember the rock star Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors.

The iconic musician died forty years ago officially in a bathtub in his apartment in the French capital. That has been challenged with some claiming a drugs overdose caused his death.

The Pere Lachaise cemetery has become a pilgrimage for Morrison’s fans from across the world many of whom were not born when he was at the height of his glory. Two concerts were held in his memory.

“It’s really something special. I’ve never done anything like this before. We came all the way from England and this was the only reason why we came here today. Now we are here and its exactly how I imagined it, its just people celebrating love.,” said one fan.

Morrison, the son of an American naval commander was renowned for his songwriting, poetry and hedonistic lifestyle. He was 27 when he died and to this day he is widely regarded as the prototypical rock star: surly, sexy, scandalous and mysterious

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