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Iron Butterfly Bassist

Dead at 70

12/21/2012 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lee Dorman -- the bassist for the acid rock band Iron Butterfly -- was found dead at his home in Orange County, CA earlier today ... TMZ has learned.

70-year-old Dorman was an original member of the group -- and played during their famous 17 minute recording of the rock classic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officers responded to Dorman's home around 10 AM this morning ... and he was found sitting in his car.

We're told cops do not believe there is anything suspicious about his death.

Dorman reportedly had a history of heart problems -- and according to some reports, the medical issue forced him to retire from music.

Story developing ... 

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Grandma Cracker    

RIP Lee

670 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Good journey, Mr Dorman. Departing on the Mayan Apocalypse is bad ass and rock n roll.

670 days ago
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Jay W.     

Rock & Rollin.. 70 is good run! RIP Lee.

670 days ago
4.

pizzapizza    

Da da dada da da

670 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

FU's avi is really funny

670 days ago
6.

R    

A great song. RIP.

670 days ago
7.

LISA    

He played in Prauge in March of this year and outlived many of his former band mates. The BEST psychedelic rock band EVER (IMO). RIP Lee. You will never be forgotten.

670 days ago
8.

Phreaky    

RIP

670 days ago
9.

tleeg    

Awesome song.....R.I.P.

670 days ago
10.

Tara    

This song was as amazing then as it is now but could they have been any more stoned?

670 days ago
11.

nipples mugee    

And his last thought before he died, damn you mayans...

669 days ago
12.

tamara    

Yikes. Rockers from back in the day are getting old. Jagger is almost 70! So many good bands from back then.

669 days ago
13.

OhWell    

Better Than Anything
By Michael Jackson.

669 days ago
14.

MrR    

I still have the LP ,how time flies .

669 days ago
15.

mps    

Original lyrics "In the garden of eden" . But hey, it was the 70's

669 days ago
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