The Rolling Stone publication’s September 17, 1981 cover story featured the late The Doors frontman Jim Morrison under the headline “He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, and He’s Dead”, even though he’d already been dead for ten years at that point. Despite his deceased status, he continued to live on through his music and the books and online classes that featured his extravagant life, as well as Oliver Stone’s 1991 biopic The Doors.

He died on July 3, 1971, in his Paris apartment bathtub allegedly due to heart failure. Since there was no official autopsy though, no one is completely sure of his death. Morrison’s fame did not end when he passed, however. In 1993, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doors. Perhaps his greatest contribution in the world is when people revere him for the songs he created.

Indeed, the world will never forget his music and will continue to credit him for his massive influence.