Patricia Kennealy Backtracks on The “Pam Murdered Jim” Rumor That She Started (and Sometimes Goes by the Alias “Claudia Portugal”? ✨🧚‍♀️🔮😜✨)


If you have ever heard the rumor that Pamela Courson “murdered” Jim Morrison, or was responsible for his death by telling him that the heroin he, according to witnesses, reportedly consumed was actually cocaine, it appears that this rumor originated with none other than Patricia Kennealy herself.


“He still had not succeeded in freeing himself from the death-spiral of destructiveness and self-destructiveness to which Pam contributed so finally and fatally.” 


“Yeah, sure, Jim died with Pam; but only because she killed him.” 


“I reluctantly doubt that she premeditated his slaughter.”


“In the end Pamela Susan Courson enable

Jim to his death, and showed the world what she was really made of by her behavior afterwards.” 

Patricia Kennealy


Jim Morrison’s epic level of drug and alcohol abuse was well-known to Patricia Kennealy, to everyone who knew Morrison and to the general public before and after Morrison’s death.


Morrison’s epic level of drug and alcohol abuse is considered legendary even in rock music circles, and Morrison was also known for his sheer recklessness, sheer recklessness that had been going on long before Morrison even met Pamela Courson.


Considering Kennealy’s, shall we say “interest”, in Jim Morrison? Also considering that Kennealy had a…”memoir”…that she was trying to profit off of  and trying to convince the world that she was Jim Morrison’s one true, but secret, love, it is more than self-serving for Kennealy to try and demonize Pamela Courson in the eyes of the public by laying the blame for Morrison’s final act of self-destruction at Courson’s feet.


“Patricia also obsesses about Pamela, how Jim continues to ‘cleave unto’ Pamela instead of ‘cleaving unto’ her, especially since she’s sooo much more worthy of his love.”

– Janet Erwin, Patricia Kennealy: Your Ballroom Days Are Over Baby!


And, I’m sorry, but what did you, Miss Kennealy, yourself say was the cause of Jim Morrison’s death after you agreed to take a paid cameo part in Oliver Stone’s film The Doors? The film you were hoping would generate sales of your…”memoir”?



– Patricia Kennealy, 1991





“Here’s an interesting question: if the situation had been reversed… would Kennealy feel the same way? Imagine if Jim Morrison had fetched Pamela Courson, a noted heroin user, some heroin from the other side of their apartment. Courson has an adverse reaction, and dies. Would Kennealy consider Morrison morally responsible for murder?

And you know what? According to nightclub owner Sam Bernett, Jim Morrison did buy heroin for Pamela Courson, and he used it too.


– SatireKnight



Excellent point SatireKnight.

No, Jim Morrison would not have been blamed if Pamela Courson was the one who went out to buy drugs on that fateful night and then mixed the drugs with alcohol and then died as a result.


And rest assured that Patricia Kennealy would blame only Courson for her own death.


Unfortunately for Kennealy, though, several eye-witnesses have since revealed that Jim Morrison knowingly consumed heroin on that fateful night and that Pamela Courson was nowhere near him at the time:


Daily Mail: The Shocking Truth About How Jim Morrison Really Died:


Sam Bernett, owner of the Paris nightclub The Rock-n-Roll Circus, where, according to witnesses, Jim Morrison spent his final hours: 


“I greeted Jim as I always did,” recalled Bernett from his home in Paris.


“He didn’t look in great form, and immediately went to his usual spot at the bar and ordered a bottle of vodka. He was also drinking beers.


I was used to talking about everything with Jim – from Janis Joplin to the beatniks – but that night it was just a bit of small talk. He’d come in to pick up heroin for Pam.


He was always collecting drugs for her and the club was full of dealers.”


Morrison disappeared into the toilets at around 2:00 a.m.


“Then, about half an hour later, a cloakroom attendant came up to me and told me someone was locked in one of the cubicles and wasn’t coming out. It was then that I got a bouncer to smash the door down.”


Bernett was met by the sight of Morrison’s body, slumped on the toilet.


“I recognized the U.S. Army combat jacket and the riding boots from the Camargue region of France which he never took off. It was Jim Morrison, with his head between his knees, his arms dangling.”



“…maybe she [Pamela] pushed it on him, telling him it was actually cocaine; maybe even – I don’t know. But if I had known, while she was still alive, that she had done even so much as that, HEAR ME GOD, I would have KILLED HER WITH MY BARE HANDS!!!”

– Patricia Kennealy


Miss Kennealy? I’m sure you are aware that you had an almost three-year period to confront the woman you like to tell people “murdered” your…”husband”…, right?


Pamela was one of several people who was with Jim Morrison during his final hours and when she returned to the U.S. she spent most of her last years in Los Angeles and I know you know how to get to Los Angeles from New York.


So, what stopped you from going to Pamela and finding out what happened on the night that Jim died?


The person whom you had publicly stated “killed” the only man you like to claim you will ever love into taking a fatal amount of heroin is living in Los Angeles, a mere plane flight away and you do exactly…..NOTHING.




“I mean maybe it wasn’t deliberate or intentional. More like, ‘Here Jim, take this, it’s cocaine’, and it wasn’t, it was her smack.”

– Patricia Kennealy, 2017 


When Kennealy publicly stated that Pamela Courson “murdered” Jim Morrison because Morrison wanted to leave her or that Courson “killed” Jim Morrison,  Kennealy didn’t mean to make it sound like Courson intentionally caused Jim Morrison’s death.



Huffington Post U.K.: Marianne Faithfull Reveals Her Drug Dealer Boyfriend Was Responsible For Death of Doors’ Frontman Jim Morrison

“Marianne Faithfull has spoken out about the death of Jim Morrison, claiming her drug dealer boyfriend was responsible.

In an interview with Mojo Magazine, Marianne said that her then boyfriend, Jean de Breteuil, a heroin dealer, paid the tragic Doors frontman a visit in July 1971, and provided him with the drugs that killed him.

I thought, ‘I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there’. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn’t know anything about this.”

– Marianne Faithfull




Thank you, Miss Kennealy, for clarifying that what you meant when you publicly compared Pamela Courson to Cathy Smith, the drug dealer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 1986 for actively injecting the late comedian and actor John Belushi with heroin, and that what you meant when you said that Pamela Courson “premeditated” Jim Morrison’s “slaughter”  that no one “pushed” Morrison to combine the drugs he himself purchased with beer and entire bottle of vodka on that sad, fateful Paris night.




Kennealy’s Pamela Courson/Cathy Smith comparison is interesting, however.


In 2011 a woman claiming to be a psychic medium by the name of “Claudia Portugal” posted a “channelling session”, with intention of balancing the scales of “justice”, on a blog run by a woman who goes by the name “the Divine Channel Jacqueline”.


The Scales of Justice by Divine Channel Jacqueline

“I am called ‘Jacqueline’ of the Great White Brotherhood of light on the other side.”


“Claudia Portugal” claims to have spoken to Pamela Courson’s “soul”.


Ms. Portugal claims Courson’s soul “confessed” that she “shot up” Jim Morrison with heroin, the same way Cathy Smith confessed to having “shot up” John Belushi with heroin.




“Claudia” also “channelled” more messages from Courson, messages that follow Patricia Kennealy’s, or “the girl from New York”, as “Claudia” calls her, EXACT narrative.


Jim Morrison really loved Kennealy and not Pamela Courson, Courson was unemployed, promiscuous and dependent on Morrison and “the girl from New York” was better than Courson, Courson was bad and “the girl from New York” was good, etc., etc., etc.


Again, coincidence?


Could “Claudia Portugal” with the “divine” soul messages actually be the not-so-divine Patricia Kennealy???


I would very surprised if Kennealy wasn’t behind this “psychic soul reading”, she has demonstrated that never quite recovered from the rage and jealousy she felt over Jim Morrison’s rejection of her.


Patricia Kennealy’s Questionable…”Memoir”


Patricia Kennealy Declares Herself “Married” to Jim Morrison


Patricia Kennealy Gloats Over Pamela Courson’s Sad Final Years


And it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that Kennealy actually believed that this vindictive and purely self-serving “channelling” would somehow help her case as far as getting the public to believe her claims about Jim Morrison.



Scales of Justice: She Lived on Love Street, Pamela Courson



And as if having her “Pam murdered Jim!” and her “I was the one Jim loved! Not Pam!” theories “channelled” wasn’t enough, Miss Kennealy is also prone to having premonitions!


Well, she can borrow other people’s premonitions anyway.



“I felt a premonition when the time came [when Jim Morrison died] and he was there, he was right with me. I thought okay this is here and I’m going to have to deal with it.” 

– Patricia Kennealy




You felt that Jim Morrison was “right there with you”?


Interesting. Your former friend Janet Erwin had a very similar experience.


A very similar experience that Janet had personally shared with you:


“It had happened around eight o’clock the morning of July 7th, four days after Jim’s death but at least 36 hours before the world and I learned of it. I was just drifting off when someone sat down next to me on the sofa – I felt the cushions give under his weight – slid his hands under my shoulders to lift me up, and bent to kiss me. He was so close I could feel the heat of his face over mine, and I knew it was Jim Morrison because I could smell him (what my journal describes a tad breathlessly as his ‘incredibly rich, masculine smell’). 

Patricia listened to all this without comment, then told me she was too drunk to talk any more and asked me to call her at her apartment in a couple of hours. When I did Patricia was sober, cold and hateful. There was no more feminine camaraderie; in fact she demanded to know what right I had to grieve for Jim since I meant nothing to him, unlike her.

When No One Here Gets Out Alive was published in 1980 and I saw the real Patricia in all her dubious glory, and when in 1986’s Rock Wives she not only expanded her earlier tall tales but ‘borrowed’ my dream and grafted it onto her own.”

– Janet Erwin, Patricia Kennealy: Your Ballroom Days Are Over Baby!


I take it, Miss Kennealy, that Janet Erwin came up with a much more interesting “premonition” than you did?