'I know who killed Jim Morrison': Marianne Faithfull's tell-all interview

Singer Marianne Faithfull has told a magazine her former boyfriend accidentally killed The Doors singer Jim Morrison 43 years ago. He was found dead aged 27 in the bathroom of his Paris apartment in July 1971. Faithfull, 67, told Mojo magazine that her then-boyfriend Jean de Breteuil, known as the heroin dealer to the stars, had given Morrison drugs that were too strong and killed him.

And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident. Poor b———d. The smack [heroin] was too strong? Yeah. And he died … everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me.

Marianne Faithfull

The couple had travelled to Paris and on their arrival, de Breteuil said he had to visit Morrison’s apartment. Faithfull stayed behind at their hotel. “I could intuitively feel trouble,” she said. De Breteuil himself was found dead in Morocco some weeks after Morrison’s death. A post-mortem examination was never carried out on Morrison’s body.