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09/08/2019

Jim Morrison’s death was caused by a variety of factors. To what extent was his fame the key factor?

QUESTION
Jim Morrison’s death was caused by a variety of factors. To what extent was his fame the key factor?
I have to write an essay on this question.
So far I’m gonna talk about his upbringing and his relationship with his parents, as well as his moving to France as a result of his legal problems in America.. What else could I mention?

Thanks!

ANSWER
As I look back on the sadness of his passing in the way he did, I am struck every time by what a waste it was — all of that talent piddled away — and for what: to become yet another victim of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I felt the same way about the demise of Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix.

Not everyone is meant for fame and wealth. Many cannot handle it once they get it as it does tend to give one an exaggerated sense of their importance in the universal scheme of things. He was strong on stage but weak in life. How sad that that is so prevalent in the entertainment industry. He forced the world to love his music more than they loved him and it cost him his life. He was unable to be one of the riders in his storm.