An American producer, film director, musician, singer, and author who was better famous as Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors which is an iconic rock band that was active from 1965 until 1973. He was born to Helena and Raymond Manczarek, Sr. From very young age he took private piano lessons from Bruno Michelotti. He holds degree in economics from DePaul University. He also studied Department of Cinematography at the University of California located in Los Angeles where he met Jim Morrison. He was also writer of famous keyboard introduction to "Light My Fire" which is one of The Doors' biggest hits. He was also former co-founder of Manzarek–Krieger and Nite City. He died at the age of 74 due to rare cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma.
Exploring his personal life, he was happily married with his longtime sweetheart. He had a good relationship with his wife so there doesn’t seem to be anything like divorce between them. Prior to his marriage, he was rumored to be dating a model who was an American groupie, often described as the "queen of the groupie scene". The couple was the proud parents of two children and grandparents of three beautiful grandchildren. He is no more in this world at present.