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Ray Manzarek, Doors Keyboardist, dies at age 74

Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek died yesterday, 20 May 2013, in Rosenheim, Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”

The Doors didn’t have a bassist, so Manzarek often played the bass parts on his Fender Rhodes piano. He also played a Vox Continental organ, which can be heard on the famous intro to “Light My Fire” and numerous other Doors classics. The group shared credit on most songs and split all profits evenly.

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