50 Years After His Death, Fans Honor Jim Morrison in Paris

Fifty years after Morrison's death at age 27, rock music lovers from France and across the world came to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris.

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Fans gather at the tomb of rock singer Jim Morrison at the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, Saturday, July 3, 2021. Fans across Europe gathered at the grave of rock legend Jim Morrison to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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PARIS (AP) — Paris on Saturday was the only place to be for die-hard Jim Morrison fans. Fifty years after his death at age 27, rock music lovers from France and across the world came to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris where The Doors’ frontman is buried. Many brought candles and pictures, and some burned incense sticks near his grave as police watched nearby. “Jim and The Doors have been heroes of ours since…

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