Jerry Hopkins, well-known Rolling Stone journalist, who published 1971's 'Elvis: A Biography' and later 'Elvis: The Final Years' (1981) and more then thirty other books died in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3rd after a long illness. He was 82.
Hopkins is also known for his Jimm Morrison / Doors biography 'No One Here Gets Out Alive' which topped the New York Times bestseller chart and was credited by many with helping kick-start The Doors' revival and was used as the basis for Oliver Stone's 1991 movie.
"It's sad to say goodbye," says Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. "Jerry was from the founding generation of Rolling Stone. He was a good friend."
In the aftermath of the 'No One Here Gets Out Alive' success Hopkins turned his attention nearly full-time to books, writing nearly 40 biographies on everyone from David Bowie to Jimi Hendrix to Don Ho. Hopkins lived in Hawaii for a period and also published 'Elvis In Hawaii' in 2002.