Marianne Faithfull knows who is responsible for Jim Morrison's death and she had no trouble pointing a finger during a recent interview.

Faithfull told Mojo her ex-boyfriend, a heroin dealer named Jean de Breteuil, supplied the Doors frontman with drugs the day he died in Paris in 1971. She said she stayed back at their hotel to take barbiturates.

"He went to see Jim Morrison and killed him," Faithfull told Mojo. "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. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me."

Which makes an accusation easier to deliver.

Marianne Faithfull began her career in the mid-1960s when she dated Mick Jagger and had a hit single with "As Tears Go By." Throughout the ups
Marianne Faithfull began her career in the mid-1960s when she dated Mick Jagger and had a hit single with "As Tears Go By." Throughout the ups and downs of her career, Faithfull has continued taking chances. Her most recent project is the stage show "The Black Rider," which opens next week at ACT.

Faithfull's account of Morrison's death is vaguely similar to the one given by Morrison's longtime girlfriend, Pamela Courson, who herself died of a heroin overdose in 1974. Courson said she got drugs from de Breteuil, and that Morrison died after a night of taking heroin and drinking.

Faithfull also told tales about another late singer, Amy Winehouse, who died of a drug overdose at age 27.

"Amy was very, very wary of me," she said in the same interview. "She knew that I knew and she didn't want me to say anything. There's a level of narcissism which is all mixed up with self-hatred. I know it well ... But I can't think what I could have done apart from take her and shake her. 'You stupid little (expletive)! Wake up!'"

A busy fall is in store for Faithfull. In September, she will release "Give My Love to London," a record of collaborations with Nick Cave, Roger Waters and others. Then in October, she will publish "Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record," with photos from her career.

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.