DOORS keyboardist RAY MANZAREK died yesterday of cancer. He was 74.
Word of his death was announced in a post on the band's Facebook page. The statement said he passed away at a clinic in Germany after a, quote, "lengthy battle with bile duct cancer." His wife Dorothy was there at the time of his death.
The Doors formed in 1965 after Ray met JIM MORRISON in Los Angeles. After Jim's death in 1971, he released some solo albums, and played in several groups including NITE CITY.
For the past 10 years, he's been working with Doors guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER.
Robby has released this statement: Quote, "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."