Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, died Jan. 5 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.

Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, died Jan. 5 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.

Sugerman, a legendary figure in L.A. rock circles, began his association with the Doors when he was 14, skipping school to hang out in the band's offices as an aide. He officially became their manager in the early '80s and, at the time of his death, still managed the band with Jeff Jampol and the Firm. Sugerman also had a long association with Iggy Pop.

Sugerman chronicled his time with the Doors in his book "Wonderland Ave." and co-wrote with Jerry Hopkins the Jim Morrison bio "No One Here Gets Out Alive." He is survived by his wife, Fawn Hall Sugerman, a sister and a brother.