Marianne Faithfull: My ex-boyfriend killed Jim Morrison

Marianne Faithfull poses as she opens the Innocence And Experience exhibition at Tate Liverpool on April 20, 2012 in Liverpool, England.

Story highlights

  • Faithfull said her former boyfriend was a heroin dealer
  • She said everyone connected with the death is dead
  • Faithfull said Amy Winehouse was wary of her
Marianne Faithfull said in a recent interview that her boyfriend at the time, a heroin dealer named Jean de Breteuil, was responsible for Doors frontman Jim Morrison's death in the summer of 1971.
The singer recalled a sense of foreboding when Breteuil told her he intended to visit the Doors frontman so she decided to stay at their hotel and take barbiturates. "He went to see Jim Morrison and killed him," Faithfull told Mojo. "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."