Many still believe that when Jim died in Paris, France, he died without a will and that his estate was transferred illegally to Pamela Courson. The truth of the matter is that there was a will, it was filed in California and it named Courson as the sole beneficiary of his estate (including 25% of the Doors recording and publishing concern). When she died three years later of an overdose at 108 North Sycamore Avenue in Hollywood, California her estate went to her parents. However a legal dispute between the Morrison Family and the Courson Family lasted for several more years. By 1980, the litigation between the two families was settled out of court with an agreement that each would split the royalties of Morrison’s share of the Doors music catalog 50-50. However the actual handling of the estate went to her father, Columbus Courson, who by all accounts did a pretty good job as administrator of Jim’s interests.
When Jim died Pamala paid a total of $200 for the casket and the plot – the cheapest the cemetery had to offer.
Final Resting Place:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
16 Rue du Repos, 6ème division, Chemin Lesseps
Paris, , 75020
Grave Location:Division 6, Plot 30
Grave Location Description
This is the shortest and most simple route to locate the grave of Jim Morrison. If arriving via the PERE LACHAISE METRO STATION, take the exit on to BOULEVARD DE MENILMONTANT and proceed straight ahead. You will already see the outer wall of Père Lachaise Cemetery bordering your path. After a short walk you will reach the PORT PRINCIPALE, the main entrance to Père Lachaise Cemetery. On entering, proceed up AVENUE PRINCIPALE until you reach AVENUE DU PUITS, then turn right. Keep going straight along AVENUE DU PUITS, which soon changes its name to AVENUE CASIMIR PERIER. After following AVENUE CASIMIR PERIER some distance, you will come to a junction where a number of routes converge. Take CHEMIN MAISON, which is almost directly opposite. Continue along CHEMIN MAISON until it ends at a junction with CHEMIN LAURISTAN, then turn left. A few short steps, and to your right you will find the tomb of Jim Morrison. Or just follow the horde of white, fanny-pack wearing Americans.
Grave Location GPS48.859266, 2.393784
Read More About Jim Morrison:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Jim Morrison: 15 peculiar facts you might not know
- Revisit Jim Morrison and The Doors' most controversial performance ever
- The rise and fall of The Doors' counterculture idol, Jim Morrison
- Jim Morrison's favorite hangouts in Hollywood, California
- Remembering The Tortured Genius Of Jim Morrison On The Anniversary Of The Doors’ Disastrous Final Show
- Why Jim Morrison Was the Ultimate Romantic Rebel
- Doors drummer John Densmore: ‘It took me years to forgive Jim Morrison’
- Jim Morrison in Paris: His Last Weeks, Mysterious Death, and Grave in Père Lachaise
- The Day Jim Morrison Was Buried
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- The Apartment in Paris Where Jim Morrison Died at 17 Rue Beautreillis
- The Doors Official Website
- The Official Jim Morrison Website
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