In Memoriam: Ray Manzarek Dies at Age 74

Ray ManzarekThe Doors’ founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany this Monday morning after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74 years old.

As a founding member of the Doors, his legacy is not only as the man who met Jim Morrison the poet and guided him to become Jim Morrison the frontman, but as one of the most notable keyboardists in rock history–playing the keys like a lead instrument.

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