Jim Morrison, aka The Lizard King, the legendary Doors' frontman was a visionary, a mystic way ahead of his time ... a rebel at heart, he wanted to break down all the barriers to free expression of creativity through his words, his music ... Jim was a Shaman, a wild man ... A legend ! Here is an interesting documentary film made on the last 24 hours in Jim Morrison's life as he breathed his last lying in a bathtub at a hotel in Paris, attributed to an overdose of Heroin.
Morrison historian Laurie writes, "I have found that Jim hated needles and never used heroin. Many of the fights that Jim and Pam had were ignited by the fact that he found out about her heroin use and did not approve of it. Jim went to Paris because he wanted to write, and also to become a poet but the demons of alcoholism finally caught up to him. He was downing 2-3 bottles of whiskey a day and was lucky to have lived as long as he did.
There still seems to be a lot of speculation surrounding Morrison's death ... some say he collapsed in the toilet of a Paris Bar due to an overdose of Heroin and was later taken to his hotel room and placed in the bath tub. The documentary suggests that he snorted Heroin that night which led to his demise ... some wonder if he is really dead ?
Some interesting quotes from the man himself ...
"I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash. It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD. I want to feel what it's like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death is only going to happen once. I don't want to miss it."
- Jim Morrison
"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
― Jim Morrison
Jim had fantasized about telling the world he was dead, and starting a new life elsewhere. He planned to contact his office by an anagram-name he had devised: Mr. Mojo Risin'.
There is one unconfirmed report that Morrison was seen boarding a plane that weekend. :)
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