Marianne Faithfull Claims Ex-Boyfriend Killed Jim Morrison

Forty-three years after the death of The Doors vocalist Jim Morrison, there's still much intrigue regarding the final day of his life. In recent interview with MOJO, singer Marianne Faithfull made the shocking revelation that her ex-boyfriend supplied Morrison with the fatal dose of heroin that killed him at age 27 in 1971.

Now, before we go any further, we must add that Faithfull shared this tale just as she was about to embark on a tour and has just released a new album. With that in mind, Marianne told MOJO her boyfriend at the time, Jean de Breteuil, went to Morrison's apartment and she decided to stay behind. “I could intuitively feel trouble,” she recalled. “I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. 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.” The official verdict on Morrison's death is that he was felled by heart failure aggravated by heavy drinking, though an autopsy was never performed.

In the interview, Faithfull also discusses the death of Amy Winehouse. “Amy was very, very wary of me,” she told MOJO. “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. It’s like a glass wall between you and the world, so that all the love that everybody pours onto you, you don’t feel it. But I can’t think what I could have done apart from take her and [shouts] shake her! ‘You stupid little c**t! Wake up!’”

 

[Published on: 8/6/14]

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