On This Day…..

Jim Morrison Dies of Overdose…..

July 3, 1971…..

Jim Morrison, the lead singer with The Doors, dies of a drug-induced heart attack. Although various stories are given, it is believed he snorted heroin, believing it was cocaine, and immediately suffered a heart attack. His long-term girlfriend, Pamela Courson, helped put him in a bathtub of warm water in an effort to revive him, but it was too late. Pamela would die of a heroin overdose three years later. Like Morrison, she was also 27 when she died.