The rock world is reacting to the news of the death of original Doors member Ray Manzarek. The keyboardist died Monday at age 74 at a medical clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile-duct cancer.
Joe Perry tweeted, “I am very saddened by loss of Ray Manzarek now he's with Jim. They mean as much to me today as they did 40 years ago."
Slash tweeted, “RIP Ray Manzarek words cannot express...” and added, "The Doors represent the LA sound to me. It was the 1st band I remember hearing when I came from England; 'Light my fire,' I'll never forget."
Flea wrote on Twitter, “Wow. Ray manzarek. Bless his heart. One of a kind rock original. Grateful to have jammed with him once. R.I..P.”
Billy Idol tweeted, “Sad to hear about Ray Manzarek passing. I was lucky to get a chance to rock out with him & the other two Doors.. cheers mate say hi to Jim.”
Krist Novoselic wrote, “Thanks for the great music Ray Manzarek!”
Alice Cooper commented, “Ok it is OFFICIAL. Ray Manzarek is dead. Mind blown. RIP Ray.”
Three Dog Night tweeted, “RIP Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors.”
Flowers were placed on Manzarek's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday afternoon by the Hollywood Historic Trust. Manzarek's star is in front of the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood.
Manzarek is also being remembered by the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, the famed Sunset Strip club where The Doors were the house band in the 1960s before they gained international fame. A rep for the Whisky a Go Go tells TMZ.com Manzarek is being honored on the club’s marquee for the rest of the week. The marquee message reads: "Rest in Peace Ray Manzarek Thanks for all the memories."
The Roxy, another L.A. rock club, posted the following message on its marquee: “We love you Ray Manzarek. You will always light our fire. RIP.”
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