Ray Manzarek’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 12, 1939

Death Date

May 20, 2013

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Bile Duct Cancer

Place of Death

May 20, 2013



The pianist Ray Manzarek died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973. He wrote the infamous keyboard introduction to “Light My Fire,” one of The Doors’ biggest hits and was also a co-founder of Nite City and Manzarek-Krieger.

He married Dorothy Manzarek on December 21, 1967, and they had one son named Pablo.



If there was no black man there would be no Rock’n’Roll. The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock’n’Roll and Jazz.


I’m basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I’m good. I think I’m a very poor piano player.


Rock ‘n’ roll is like a circus today.


I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.


I think I’m a very poor piano player.