The legendary keyboardist of The Doors RAY MANZAREK has passed away in Germany at age 74.
Manzrek died from bile cancer, his publicist told media.
Manzarek was a founding member of The Doors that first “broke on through from the other side" — the Los Angeles music scene in 1965.
When singer Jim Morrison died in 1971 the original The Doors were done — although continuing in various lesser incarnations through the years.
Manzarek was played by Kyle McLachlan in the Oliver Stone film The Doors and later wrote a best-selling tell-all Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors, in 1998.
The Doors have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide with such hits as “Light My Fire", “Roadhouse Blues”, ”Hello, I Love You,” “LA Woman” “Riders on the Storm,” and “Break On Through to the Other Side.”
Manzarek’s pulse pounding keyboards were as distinctive and unique as Morrison’s powerful vocals insuring their music will live forever.
"When the music's OVER — turn out the light…" R.I.P. Ray.
POP FYI: The Doors took their name from Aldous Huxley’s pro-drug book “The Doors of Perception”.