Doug Lubahn, bass guitarist who appeared on three of The Doors albums, has passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday (Nov. 20).

Lubahn played bass guitar for The Doors in three of their albums including 1967’s Strange Days, 1968’s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969’s Soft Parade. Lubahn was offered to join the band full-time but refused the invitation. He also collaborated with other artists of different genres such as Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, and Ted Nugent.

Lubahn’s most credited song as a songwriter was with Pat Benatar called “Talk to Me” which was on her 1980 album, Crimes of Passion. Lubahn was a member of several other bands including Clear Light and Pierce Arrow. Lubahn is also the author of his book, My Days with The Doors and Other Stories.

Doug Lubahn was born on December 20, 1947. No details about Lubahn’s death have been released but the person in charge of running his Facebook account posted about the bass player’s death. The Facebook post reads: “Doug Lubahn 12/20/1947 – 11/20/2019. Words could never express the sorrow. He was the love of my life. I’ll miss the laughter more than anything. RIP.”

The Doors’ official Twitter account also offered the band’s condolences to the late bass guitarist.

We would also like to offer our condolences to Doug Lubahn’s family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.


-Intern Megan