Agence France-PresseMay 21, 2013 02:01
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of legendary 1960s group The Doors, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager and surviving bandmates said.
He was 74.
Manzarek formed the group -- whose worldwide hits included "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman" -- with Jim Morrison in 1965 after the two met by chance in Venice Beach, California.
He died surrounded by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after "a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer," said a statement on the official Doors Facebook page.