Ray Manzarek, the legendary keyboardist of The Doors, passed away Monday afternoon after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
The voice and face and bare chest of the band may have been Jim Morrison, but the brains behind the outfit was Ray.
Ray helped give the band several huge hits with his catchy melodies. After Jim's death, Ray became a solo performer, music producer, and author.
In 2002, Ray reunited with The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger to continue playing their classics. Robby said: