Jim Morrison, a singer of the Doors, is regarded as the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history. Morrison’s poetic and vivid song lyrics and his rebellious personality guaranteed him an icon status, which lasts to this day. He gathered an army of fans who adored him and the music he wrote inspired countless imitators.
However, the legend’s life was short. He died on July 3, 1971, and joined the 27 Club, with other famous musicians such as Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain. Jim’s death was as mysterious as his life, creating many conspiracy theories. Some people believed that Jim was murdered, others said he might have died from sexually transmitted disease or was a victim of a government conspiracy. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure.
Less than a week before his death on June 28, 1971, Jim Morrison with his girlfriend Pamela Courson and their photographer friend Alan Ronay took a trip to Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, north of Paris. Alan took the last known photos of an iconic musician during this trip. Scroll down below to see the photos of the star’s last days.