Jim Morrison may be granted posthumous pardon

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The iconic rock singer Jim Morrison, who was convicted of indecent exposure and public profanity in March 1969, could receive a pardon four decades after his death.

The US state of Florida has collected the necessary votes to pardon the late singer of the '60s rock act The Doors, known for hits such as "Light My Fire." The Executive Clemency Board was expected to approve the pardon and make it official on December 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The offending incident occurred on stage at a concert in Miami, though The Doors drummer John Desnmore insists the charge was wrong, saying, "He was drunk and disorderly." Other fellow band members also claim it never happened, though audience members are divided on their memory.

Governor Charlie Crist, who leaves office in January, agrees there is no substantial evidence to support the charge.

Morrison planned to appeal the sentencing of six months in jail and a $500 fine, but was found dead in Paris in 1971 of an apparent drug overdose.

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