Singer Marianne Faithfull has claimed in an interview with music publication Mojo that her ex-boyfriend, a heroin dealer by the name of Jean de Breteuil, was behind the death of Doors frontman Jim Morrison.
Morrison was found dead in Paris apartment on July 3rd, 1971 and, as was the case with French law at the time, no autopsy was performed because there was no evidence of any foul play found at the scene but it has long been assumed that drugs played a significant role in his passing.
Faithfull told Mojo that she "felt a sense of foreboding" when de Breteuil told her that he was going to visit Morrison.
"He went to see Jim Morrison and killed him", Faithfull said. "I mean, I'm sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn't know anything about this. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me."
Faithfull goes on to talk about the death of Amy Winehouse in the same interview.
"Amy was very, very wary of me", Faithfull explained, before going on to say that she was "appalled" by the 27-year-old singer's death.
Marianne Faithfull releases her next album 'Give My Love To London' in September, an album which features the combined talents of Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, Tom McRae and many more.
(via Rolling Stone)