Marianne Faithfull has stirred up the mystery surrounding Jim Morrison's death in a revealing new magazine interview, insisting her ex-boyfriend supplied the drugs that cost The Doors legend his life. The singer/poet is alleged to have died of a heroin overdose in Paris, France in 1971, but as no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death is still disputed.
But now, in an explosive Mojo article, Faithfull has accused her ex-boyfriend, aristocrat Jean de Breiteuil, of supplying the drugs that killed Morrison.
She claims she knew something terrible was about to happen and chose to stay away from the apartment Morrison shared with his girlfriend Pamela Courson when de Breiteuil was planning a final visit.
Faithfull tells Mojo, "I could intuitively feel trouble. I thought, 'I'll take a few (sedative) Tuinal and I won't be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him."
But she insists the drug overdose was an accident: "The smack (heroin) was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn't know anything about this. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me."
The TV veteran, who will quit CNN's Larry King Live later this year (10), became the star guest as business tycoon Trump stepped in to interview the newsman about his 25-year stint on the show.
A slew of King's former interviewees, including Al Pacino, Quentin Tarantino and Snoop Dogg, also paid tribute to the legendary TV host and asked their own probing questions in special video messages.
Opening the show, Trump told the audience, "I'm Donald Trump and I'm turning the tables on Larry on his 25th anniversary at CNN."
He then asked King to name his favourite ever guest - and the interviewer picked iconic actor Marlon Brando.
King revealed, "If I had to pick one - well, there's so many. It would probably be Brando... He entertained the entire crew. He was sweet. He was funny. At the end of the interview, he kissed me. He was responsive. He was an incredible guest. I never forgot Marlon Brando."
A string of celebrities also picked the 1994 Brando interview as the show's most memorable, thanks to the infamous smooch.
Filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Sean Penn both pinpointed the Brando clip, while Glee's Matthew Morrison said in a video message, "My favourite Larry King memory was when Marlon Brando kissed him on the lips. Leaned over and gave him a big old smooch."
During the show, Celine Dion, Pamela Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Hilary Clinton and Betty White all gave video tributes, while Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and former U.S. vice president Al Gore made jokes about King's love of suspenders (braces).
Tarantino asked King who his sexiest ever female star guest was, to which he replied Charlize Theron, while Lionel Richie praised King's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
As the show drew to an end, Pacino gave a touching anniversary message, saying, "Hi, Larry. It's me, Al, and I am here to congratulate you on your 25 years of working for CNN, Larry KIng Live. You still have the same energy, the same commitment, the same interest in other people and what they think and how they are feeling and what they got to say, and I think that is pretty amazing. So congratulations from me to you."
And King was delighted with the special edition show, telling Trump at the end: "Thanks for everything. I will never forget this, Donald."