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 standup2cancer.org-DocFB

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