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The governor of Florida is planning to vote in favour of giving the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison a posthumous pardon. Morrison, who died in Paris in 1971, had been found guilty of indecent exposure and profane behavior after a performance at a Miami concert in 1969. The iconic rockstar was in the process of appealing his conviction at the time of his death. Three decades later, a four-person board will take up the matter of exonerating him of the charges later. The meeting will be the last clemency meeting for Crist, who leaves office on January 4th. Crist has reportedly said Morrison was wrongly convicted of the charges. The governor, whose favorite Doors song is "Light My Fire," attended Florida State University, where Morrison briefly was a student. Archive footage provided by Florida State University showed images of the young Morrison when he participated in a public service announcement about college attendance. Fans of the musician have long-called for Morrison's pardon, claiming he never exposed himself. The Doors' drummer echoed many fans assertions in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. John Densmore said recently that the rocker "didn't do it." Morrison, who is buried at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, would have turned 67 on Wednesday.