Doors Biographer Jerry Hopkins Dead at 82

Jerry Hopkins, an author and veteran Rolling Stone writer that served as the magazine's Los Angeles correspondent in the late Sixties, died in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3rd after a long illness. He was 82. His wife Lamyai confirmed Hopkins' death.

In 1980, Hopkins wrote No One Here Gets Out Alive, the definitive Doors biography that was used as the basis for Oliver Stone's 1991 movie.

"It's sad to say goodbye," says Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. "Jerry was from the founding generation of Rolling Stone. He was a good friend."

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