Founding Member Of The Doors Ray Manzarek; Dead At 74

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Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the L.A. based rock group The Doors passed away today. He was 74.

The keyboardist death was announced by his publicist that he died at RoMed Clinic located in Rosenheim, Germany, where he was surrounded by his family.

Manzarek had been stricken by bile duct cancer.

Ray was responsible for “L.A. Woman,” “Break On Through to the Other Side,” “The End,” “Hello, I Love You,” and “Light My Fire.

Manzarek founded The Doors with Jim Morrison.

The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger released this statement regarding Manzarek:

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek.”

Ray’s family would like donations instead of flowers for the organization

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  • Tannis
    Posted at 16:14h, 20 May

    RIP Ray. Besides Jim, he was my next favorite band member of the Doors. I love the music of the Doors, and love to get lost in the cryptic lyrics and be hypnotized and mesmerised by the music of what could have been an excellent group had they had a fighting chance. Had Jim Morrison not died.

    Thanks Dr. Funkenberry for the news. Sad, but thank you. Next to our man Prince, they are my favorite to listen too. Could not be more oposite, but they both just hit the core of me. 🙂 Have a great week.

  • Chilly Willy
    Posted at 16:00h, 20 May

    RIP Ray Manzarek. A real genius, amazing musician and free-flowing thinker.

  • Debbie a.k.a thareelqueenbee
    Posted at 15:47h, 20 May

    My Prayers go out to the Family.

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