Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, died on Monday at the age of 74 in Rosenheim, Germany where he was being treated for bile duct cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting Jim Morrison in the early 60’s. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement: "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him." Doors drummer John Densmore said: “There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison’s words.” At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy, and his brothers Rick and James.
Tributes have poured in from across the rock world: