The death of the Doors' Jim Morrison may be reinvestigated by police. According to the new book, The End: Jim Morrison, by Sam Bernett, a French-born former New York Times journalist and friend of Morrison's in Paris, Morrison actually overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of the Rock & Roll Circus club in Paris during the early hours of July 3rd, 1971. Rolling Stone quoted Bernett as saying that Morrison scored the heroin and disappeared into the club's bathrooms: "About half an hour later, a cloakroom attendant came up to me and told me someone was locked in one of the cubicles and wasn't coming out. I got a bouncer to smash the door down."
Bernett found Morrison slumped over the toilet, and recalled: "We were certain he'd been snorting heroin because there was foam coming out of his lips as well as blood. He was scared of needles so never injected drugs." A customer, who worked as a medic, went on to proclaim Morrison dead.
Singer Marianne Faithfull was in the club that night, saw what transpired, and was sworn to secrecy. Bernett went on to say, "Marianne never mentioned Jim again. She won't talk about what happened in the club to this day."
Although the statute of limitations of the case ran out in 1994, a civil suit could still be filed. A spokesman for France's Police National told The Mail, "The new evidence will have to be considered."
Steve Harris, the senior VP at the time of the Doors' record label Elektra Records revealed what he knows about Morrison's death -- and also places Marianne Faithfull as a participant that night.