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On this day: Doors singer Jim Morrison died 50 years ago

Jim Morrison died 50 years ago today, July 3, 1971. The lead singer of The Doors was found dead in the bathtub of a Paris apartment he shared with girlfriend, Pamela Courson.

The charismatic icon, known as "the Lizard King," was just 27 years old. No autopsy was conducted by French officials and his death was attributed to heart failure.

Morrison had a history of substance abuse and biographers claim he died from an accidental heroin overdose and rumours that his death was faked circulated for decades.

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