I'm writing a science fiction novel and I want to use Jim Morrison (lead singer for The Doors who died 47 years ago) as a minor character. Actually, it is a copy of Jim Morrison uploaded after his death into a 13-dimensional computer, which is embedded in my protagonist's brain. Since this is an emulation created after his death and not the living, breathing Jim, would this be enough to protect me from defamation?
I'm also considering making him an altered personality, deranged from dying and "breaking through to the other side." I may also turn him into a "chimera" personality, half Jim, half host. Could these provide more protection from liability?
Is it lawful if Jim speaks or sings some of his lyrics in the story?
I've heard that the location of death determines the jurisdiction. Since he died in Paris, how would French law affect this?