The news of Kennealy-Morrison’s death was confirmed on Facebook by Queen Lizard Press, which she founded.
“To all of you who have supported our beloved Lizard Queen, I wanted to let you know that she passed this morning,” the post read. “Her family announced it on Patricia’s page.”
They added: “To say we are all reeling from the news is an understatement. We will miss our friend very very much. She was a beautiful soul, a talented writer, and a loving and wonderful friend.”
The post concluded by encouraging fans to post “tributes and farewells” in the comments before the page is taken down “permanently” in about two weeks.
American author and journalist Patricia Kennealy-Morrison has died at the age of 75. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Kennealy-Morrison’s cause of death was not disclosed. Reps for the writer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Per the New York Times, Kennealy-Morrison recalled interviewing The Doors’ rocker in her 1992 memoir “Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison.”
When they met and shook hands in 1969, she remembered “a visible shower of bright blue sparks flying in all directions.”
The outlet reports that she describes herself as a “Celtic witch” in her Facebook biography, among other descriptors.
“Author, ex-rock critic, Dame Templar, Celtic witch, ex-go-go dancer, Lizard Queen. Not in that order,” she wrote. “Lizard Queen” refers to Jim Morrison’s poem “I am the Lizard King.”
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison exchanged vows with Jim Morrison in a ‘handfasting ceremony’ in 1970. Morrison died in 1971 at the age of 27. (Photo by Andrew Maclear/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
In 1970, the rocker and journalist exchanged vows in what was called a “handfasting ceremony,” which included drops of their own blood.
Kennealy-Morrison appeared in the 1991 flick “The Doors” as the Wicca Priestess who presided over the ceremony and said in her book that director Oliver Stone had even consulted her for the movie.
However, she was upset upon seeing the film, feeling it trivialized the ceremony, misrepresented Morrison and did not emphasize their relationship fully.
Morrison died in 1971 at the age of 27.