Tuesday 21 May 2013

Obit: Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013 (American musician, singer, producer, film director, writer)

* The Doors' keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died on Monday, 20 May 2013, at 9:31 p.m. CEDT (-2), in Rosenheim, Germany, with transiting Saturn in Scorpio exactly semi-sextile his natal Moon, ruler of his natal 8th House of endings. The charts are below.

Manzarek's Sagittarius Ascendant was conjunct Jim Morrison's Sun, while Morrison's Aquarius Ascendant was conjunct Manzarek's Sun. The two men co-founded the legendary band, The Doors, in 1965. Ray Manzarek's full birth data were previously posted on AstroDataBlog here.

SOURCES for Death Data

Below are references for a death time of 3:30pm E[D]T and 12:31pm P[D]T which would equal 9:31pm CEDT local time in Rosenheim, Germany. According to LA Observed, "Sunset Strip clubs the Whisky, the Roxy, the Viper Room and the House Of Blues dimmed the lights at 9:31 p.m. to honor Manzarek."

"Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. Robinson-Fitzgerald says his manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died around 3:30 p.m. ET. He had bile duct cancer." article here.

The following announcement was made on his official Facebook page:

"David Dutkowski here. Ray's webmaster and personal archivist. It is with such a heavy heart that I post this today.. Ray passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek. . . . In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek's name at www.standup2cancer.org."

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