Jim Morrison: The End

In 1970, shortly after the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Doors frontman Jim Morrison told friends at a bar: "You're drinking with number three." The following year, on July 3, 1971, Morrison died of a heart attack.

According to Blender magazine, Morrison is widely believed to have suffered his demise while masturbating in the bathtub in his Paris hotel.

[Though the cause was a massive overdose, Morrison's death was officially decreed a heart attack by the City of Paris; his girlfriend Pamela had cleaned things up to avoid a scandal (and her own arrest). When she found Morrison (after sleeping, stoned, in an adjacent room) the bath water was dark pink, as if he had bled out until his heart stopped. Pamela later remarked that he looked relaxed for the first time in months, his head turned slightly to his left, a small smile on his lips. "He had such a serene expression," she said. "If it hadn't been for all that blood..." Morrison's body was so ravaged by drugs, however, that when the doctor was told he was twenty-seven years old, the man replied, "I was going to write fifty-seven!"]

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