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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 5:37 am | Updated: 2:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - Former Doors drummer John Densmore has filed for divorce from his wife of 16 years.

Densmore, 62, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending his marriage to documentary filmmaker Leslie Frances Neal, according to papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

He was seeking joint legal and physical custody of their 14-year-old daughter, Luka.

The Doors dissolved several years after singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. Densmore became involved in various theater and writing projects. He wrote a biography and helped Neal produce the documentaries "Juvies" and "Road to Return."

He also became estranged from former bandmates - keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger - after a lawsuit over use of the group's name.

A judge last year issued a permanent injunction banning Krieger and Manzarek from calling themselves the Doors and using any likeness of Morrison to promote a renewed version of the band.

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