Marianne Faithfull has come forward with information about the sudden death of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

Marianne Faithfull has come forward with information about the sudden death of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

Marianne Faithfull, the singer and actress, has claimed her drug dealing ex-boyfriend “killed” Jim Morrison after accidentally supplying him heroin that was too strong.

Faithfull, who has a new album out in September, told a music magazine she was now the only person alive “connected” to Morrison’s death, after travelling to Paris in 1971.

Morrison, who died in that year aged just 27, is believed to have been killed by a heroin overdose, although no autopsy was ever performed.

Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 of a heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 of a heroin overdose.

Coroners believed no foul play was involved in the death, with official reports stating he had a heart attack in the bath, but mystery has surrounded it ever since.

His girlfriend at the time said he had woken up coughing in the night before going to relax in the bath, while a friend claimed he died in the bathroom of a nightclub after an overdose.

Faithfull, the former girlfriend of Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger, has told MOJO magazine she knows “who killed Jim Morrison”, pointing the finger at the late drug dealer Jean de Breiteuil.

Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 of a heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 of a heroin overdose.

She claimed she had decided to take the question of Morrison’s death “very seriously”, after being asked by a British journalist: “Why exactly did you kill Jim Morrison?”

Faithfull, who co-wrote Rolling Stones song Sister Morphine and struggled with drug issues herself, said she had travelled to Paris with heroin dealer Breiteuil in the summer of 1971.

She claims he told her he had to pay a visit to Morrison’s apartment, but chose to stay in her own hotel room taking ‘downers’.

“I could intuitively feel trouble,” she said. “I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there.

“And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him.

“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.”

Breiteuil died of an overdose not long afterwards, in 1971.

Faithfull, who is promoting a 50th anniversary tour, also spoke of singer Amy Winehouse, who also died aged 27, saying she was “appalled” at the circumstances.

“Amy was very, very wary of me,” she told the magazine. “She knew that I knew and she didn’t want me to say anything.

“There’s a level of narcissism which is all mixed up with self-hatred. I know it well. It’s like a glass wall between you and the world, so that all the love that everybody pours onto you, you don’t feel it.”

Faithfull’s new album, Give My Love To London, is released on September 29, and features collaborations with Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Anna Calvi and Brian Eno.

She plays the Royal Festival Hall in London on November 29, as part of her 50th anniversary tour.

The full interview is published in the 250th issue of MOJO magazine.

Telegraph, London