|Written by Joanne Glasspoole|
|Wednesday, 09 November 2011 12:07|
This morning, I read an article written by Richard Harrington, "Morrison: Still Hot, Still Sexy, Still Dead; A Revolutionist Critique of The Man and the Myth," originally published in The Washington Post on March 10, 1991.
Although no one knows for sure how he died (there was no autopsy), I believe Jim Morrison chose death.
It was no secret that Jim Morrison was an alcoholic. Of his drinking, Morrison once called it "the difference between suicide and slow capitulation."
Toward the end of his article, Harrington surmised of Morrison:
He seemed less scared of dying than of growing old and irrelevant, and it was the original dreams—films, poetry—that seemed to enflame
Amazingly, Jim Morrison has been dead for 40 years. And like most artists, he is more famous in death than he was in life.
What do you think? Was Jim Morrison's death a strangely conceived career move?
Source: Jim Morrison Project