The Doors' Ray Manzarek dies at 74
The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died at 74 in Germany on Monday, May 20, after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said.
May 21st, 2013
09:07 AM ET

The Doors' Ray Manzarek dies at 74

The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74.

The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer.

The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek happened to meet Jim Morrison on California's Venice Beach. The legendary rock group went on to sell 100 million albums worldwide, establishing five multiplatinum discs in the U.S.

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  1. evilstonefish

    Ray and Jim and dropping acid in Heaven.

    May 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    I'm gonna love you
    Till the heavens stop the rain
    I'm gonna love you
    Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I

    May 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hayhay

    oh, look, another dead person. I guess famous people need their deaths to be famous, too. Good work, CNN.

    May 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zen_Drummer

      Ray Manzarek happened to be an intelligent, caring individual and a creative musician. You must have too much time on your hands to make an idiotic comment like that. Find something productive to do with yourself and stop trolling on the Internet being jealous of people who have accomplished a lot more than you will ever dream of.

      May 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |