Patricia Kennealy-Morrison had a keen interest in music, especially rock music plus was also a rock music journalist, author and ran a publishing company has died at age 75.
The heartbreaking news was first confirmed on the Facebook page for the Lizard Queen Press, a publishing brand which the writer established. The statement said Kennealy-Morrison died on Friday, July 23, though a cause of death was not publicized.
The post read, “To all of you who have supported our beloved Lizard Queen, I wanted to let you know that she passed this morning. Her family announced it on Patricia’s page. To say we are all reeling from the news is an understatement, We will miss our friend very very much. She was a beautiful soul, a talented writer, and a loving and wonderful friend.”
“Please feel free to post your tributes and farewells here on this posting. We’ll leave the page up for another two weeks before taking it down permanently.”
Kennealy-Morrison was also the partner of The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison, who died on July 3, 1971, at the age of 27. According to The New York Times, Kennealy-Morrison wrote in her 1992 memoir Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison that when she interviewed Morrison back in 1969 she felt a “visible shower of bright blue sparks flying in all directions” while shaking his hand.
The newspaper also reports that Kennealy-Morrison practiced ‘Celtic paganism’ and that she and Morrison exchanged vows and wedded back in 1970.
Director Oliver Stone’s 1991 film The Doors, where the ceremony was portrayed, and Kennealy-Morrison appeared on-screen as a Wicca priestess for the scene. The movie starred Val Kilmer as Morrison and Kathleen Quinlan as Kennealy-Morrison.