Fans Pay Tribute Jim Morrison on 50th Anniversary of his Death
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A Pilgrimage For Fans
Fans in Paris remember Jim Morrison 50 years after his tragic and untimely death at the age of 27.
Some paid tribute online while others went on a pilgrimage to his grave at the Père Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris. There were those who brought photos and candles while some burned incense sticks. These people aren’t just locals, many of them traveled from other countries just to honor the late rock legend.
#paris Jim Morrison est mort il y a 50 ans. Beaucoup de monde au père Lachaise. Une bougie dessine le chiffre 50, un bout de papier dit "thanks for your words". Inoubliable chanteur des #Doors. Deux équipes de TV recueillent les témoignages de fans qui chantent ou pleurent. pic.twitter.com/BaxZXJhr3g
— CARRIERE Jérôme (@CARRIEREJerome) July 3, 2021
Hoy se cumplen 50 años —¡medio siglo!— de la muerte de Jim Morrison y ahora mismo hay gente congregada en su tumba en el cementerio de Père Lachaise en París pic.twitter.com/lsbLLUX9hM
— Materlín (@Maeterlinck) July 3, 2021
Jim Morrison was at the height of his career as the frontman of one of the biggest rock acts in the late ’60s, The Doors. He was known for his musical brilliance, wild personality, charisma, and unpredictable behavior on and off stage. He was also a talented poet. At his peak, he was the epitome of a typical rockstar – rebellious and unapologetic.
But he also had to deal with his demons. As he was propelled to superstardom, he became increasingly dependent on alcohol. It eventually affected his performances since he became erratic and unpredictable. During the last few months of his life, he was a shadow of his former self. He gained weight and looked miserable.
In March 1971, he went to Paris with his girlfriend Pamela Courson and a few months later on July 3, he was found dead in the bathtub of his rented apartment.