I read an article in Time.com about a book, The End: Jim Morrison, by Sam Bernett. It’s coming out in France. It’s about the untimely demise of Jim Morrison & purportedly clears up what really happened. What do I think about this take on his death? Jim & Pam were both my friends. I was a teenager then and this still remains sensitive material for me. I was with them, in Paris, until days before his death. Goodbyes (for Jim Morrison) read it here. I wrote this as a memorial to Jim just days after his shocking death. It details of some of my time with Jim and Pam in Paris. They were good times — but obviously there was much more going on with them than what I was exposed to…
I never believed Jim Morrison died of a heart attack. In Paris they both told me things privately. He told me that he had an ongoing health issue that he’d been seeing a doctor about. I learned the details: He told it had to do with his lungs, and that he’d been coughing up blood. My final opinion has always been that something like the scenario laid out in this book is what could have happened. And that Pam Courson, whom I felt cared deeply for Jim and did want only the best for him, unfortunately, may have ended up being the instigator of the whole situation that led to his death. He ALWAYS did what she said: he adored & trusted her so much! I don’t believe she ever planned for that to happen. For him, dangerous things had been going on for the first time. WHAT A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY! They loved each other & had great plans for the future.
P.S. I never talked to Pam again—I chose not to after Jim’s death. As fate would have it I did see her, by coincidence, numerous times (albeit at a distance): she died in LA—in an apartment on N. Sycamore directly next door to the building where I was living at the time. One night an ambulance awakened me. Only later after reading the morning paper did I realize that the ambulance was carrying the body of Pamela Courson. She was DOA, 3 years after Jim. There was no mystery surrounding her death.
There is more… maybe later.