Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Pioneering Rock Journalist, Fantasy Novelist and Partner to Jim Morrison, Dies at 75

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, a key figure in the early days of rock journalism who also figured heavily in Doors lore as the partner of Jim Morrison, and who later became a prolific novelist, has died at age 75. Her death occurred in late July, although different dates have been given. The cause of death was said to be complications from heart disease.

“She was a beautiful, gifted person, and a brilliant writer, and the best sister,” says Kevin Kennely, who, along with another brother, Timothy, is one of her two family survivors.

Kennealy-Morrison, who changed the traditional family spelling of her last name before adding Jim Morrison’s name to it,

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