Jim Morrison's dad says son's death "unfortunate"

A fan holds an album by the seventies rock group The Doors and a candle near the tomb of late singer Jim Morrison in Paris, December 8, 2003. The father of Morrison has broken his silence to share memories of his estranged son, who once sang about killing him and joked that his family was dead. REUTERS/John Schults
A fan holds an album by the seventies rock group The Doors and a candle near the tomb of late singer Jim Morrison in Paris, December 8, 2003. The father of Morrison has broken his silence to share memories of his estranged son, who once sang about killing him and joked that his family was dead. REUTERS/John Schults

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The father of late Doors singer Jim Morrison has broken his silence to share memories of his estranged son, who once sang about killing him and joked that his family was dead.

George Morrison, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, is one of the contributors to “The Doors by the Doors,” an authorized memoir released this week. The book’s author, rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres, also interviewed the band’s three surviving members and Jim’s younger brother and sister, among others.

“We look back on him with great delight ... The fact that he’s dead is unfortunate but looking back on his life it’s a very pleasant thought,” George Morrison says in the book.

Jim Morrison, a difficult teen who rebelled against his father’s military lifestyle, went on to become one of the most magnetic performers in rock ‘n’ roll. But he disowned his family, and once made a throwaway comment that they were dead. He also referenced his parents in the Oedipal rant “The End,” singing that he wanted to kill his father and sleep with his mother.

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