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Marianne Faithfull: My Ex-Boyfriend Killed Jim Morrison

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In this 1989 file photo, the headstone and grave of legendary Doors singer Jim Morrison at the Paris cemetery Pere Lachaise. (Thomas Schmidt/DPA/Landov)

By    |   Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 09:28 AM

Marianne Faithfull, the English singer and songwriter whose career dates back to the 1960s, is claiming that a heroin dealer ex-boyfriend of hers is the one who killed Jim Morrison, the legendary frontman of The Doors, in 1971.

In a recent interview with Mojo magazine, Faithfull pinned Morrison's death on her ex, a man named Jean de Breteuil.

"He went to see Jim Morrison and killed him," the 67-year-old told the magazine. "I mean, I'm sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn't know anything about this. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me."

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According to a Rolling Stone magazine biograph on The Doors, Morrison was found dead of heart failure in a bathtub at the age of 27.

Now, Faithfull's story has reignited rumors that perhaps the late singer's death was a murder. She said she had a feeling Breteuil might be up to no good so she stayed home and took drugs while he went to see Morrison.

"I could intuitively feel trouble," Faithfull told Mojo. "I thought, I'll take a few Tuinal and I won't be there."

Morrison's wife, Pamela Courson Morrison, was the one who found his body. She later died in Hollywood of a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974, according to Rolling Stone.

The Doors had its best years commercially in 1980, some nine years after Morrison's death, with sales of the band's music that year surpassing previous band records. The same year, Danny Sugerman and Jerry Hopkins released Morrison's biography, "No One Here Gets Out Alive."

Faithfull also said in the Mojo interview that she knew troubled singer Amy Winehouse and even attempted to reach out to her before her death from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011.

"Amy was very, very wary of me," Faithfull said. "She knew that I knew and she didn't want me to say anything. There's a level of narcissism which is all mixed up with self-hatred. I know it well . . . But I can't think what I could have done apart from take her and shake her."

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Marianne Faithfull, the English singer and songwriter whose career dates back to the 1960s, is claiming that a heroin dealer ex-boyfriend of hers is the one who killed Jim Morrison, the legendary frontman of The Doors, in 1971.
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