In the Rolling Stone cover story of Jim Morrison on September 17, 1981, the magazine wrote a headline some very vivid descriptions of the late rock star.
It said “He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, and He’s Dead” because, of course, by then, Jim had been gone for more than a decade.
Like many other rock stars adored and worshiped by fans all over the world, Jim’s legacy has been long-lasting beyond his death.
Some would argue that Jim may be more popular today than ever, primarily thanks to his music and partly because of the mystery surrounding his demise on July 3, 1971.
Anybody who listens to music knows Jim Morrison through his association with The Doors.
Everyone else who has even the slightest interest in his history also is aware of Pamela Courson, the woman with whom Jim was romantically involved for most of his adult life.
Many believe this relationship played a specific role in starting the chain of events that eventually led Jim Morrison to his tragic end in Paris.
10 /10 Rock N' Roll Relationship
Jim was, to a large extent, the epitome of the defiant generation of his time. He was wild, rebellious, and addicted to drugs.
His lifestyles and excesses have been well-documented in several books and the 1991’s biopic “The Doors” directed by Oliver Stone.
He was heavily criticized for inaccuracies by former members of the band themselves. Jim’s love life with Pamela was incredibly intense, but often not in a good way.
The relationship was filled with infidelities, break-ups, reunions, drug-fueled fights, and alcohol indulgence, among other problems. As tumultuous as it might seem, Pamela was ever-present in Jim’s life.
9 /10 A Bathtub In Paris
Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in his Paris apartment, presumably of heart failure, on July 3, 1971. Pamela’s constant presence around Jim suddenly became an object of conspiracy theories following his death.
It also did not help that no autopsy was performed. While the cause of death was listed as heart failure, the lack of an autopsy report at the end of a rock star of Jim’s prominence was only an invitation for many questions.
Many theories surfaced, questioning whether he overdosed or perhaps was murdered. Some probably thought Jim was still alive that day.