The Doors' Doug Lubahn Dies at 71

The band's surviving members drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger send well wishes and pay tribute to the late bassist in a message on their social media.

AceShowbiz - Doug Lubahn, a studio bassist for The Doors, has died at the age of 71.

Throughout their eight-year career, The Doors never had a full-time bass player but utilised studio musicians, with Lubahn playing on three of their iconic early albums - 1967's "Strange Days, 1968's "Waiting for the Sun", and 1969's "The Soft Parade".

The bassist's wife, Pat Devanny, confirmed her husband passed away on November 20 in a post on his Facebook page which read, "Words could never express the sorrow. He was the love of my life. I'll miss the laughter more than anything. RIP."

Lubahn was asked to join the band permanently, but declined due to his commitment to his psychedelic rock group, Clear Light.

The Doors, whose surviving members are drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger, also paid tribute to Lubahn on Twitter.

"Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Doug Lubahn," they posted. "Doug made indelible contributions to rock and roll, and especially to The Doors. He played bass on Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, and Soft Parade. #RIP, Doug."

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