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12 Shocking Details About Marilyn Monroe's Mysterious Death

Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates at her home at 12305 Fifth Helena Road in Brentwood, California, on August 5, 1962. Since then, her death has been the subject of many conspiracy theories, one version of which is that it was murder, not suicide. However, the real details of her death are as shocking and interesting as the conspiracy theories.

By chasenPublished 2 years ago 5 min read
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1, Marilyn Monroe died of a Nembutal overdose, but no pills were found in her stomach.

According to investigators' reports, Marilyn Monroe took more than 40 Nembutal tablets, but no pills were found in her stomach. Forensic scientist Thomas Noguchi later explained that the lack of tablets was the result of Marilyn's previous drug abuse. The pills in her stomach were digested more quickly than those taken by someone without an addiction.

However, this fact became the source of conspiracy theories that asserted that the actress did not die of an overdose, but was killed by the CIA, FBI, or housekeepers.

2. Marilyn's autopsy was not completed because her organs were destroyed.

Dr. Noguchi performed the autopsy, but did not give a complete picture. According to him, he received the body of an actress at the morgue and her stomach and intestine samples were destroyed. This affected the toxicological analysis and led him to believe that she might have been killed by him.

He also found that other organs were sent to the toxicology laboratory but were never analyzed. The only body parts that were thoroughly tested were samples of her blood and liver.

3. Her housekeeper washed the sheets on the night of Marilyn's death.

Sergeant Jack Clemons, the first person to arrive at the scene of Monroe's death, wrote that the housekeeper, Eunice Murray, turned on the washing machine when she arrived. In addition, he noted that Murray was acting strangely and avoiding answering questions.

Proponents of the conspiracy theory also believe that the housekeeper's behavior on the night of Marilyn's death proves that something inappropriate and suspicious was going on there, and that perhaps she knew more than she was telling.

4. She left an ominous message before she died.

On the night of her death, Marilyn spoke to several people on the phone. Among them was Peter Love, an old friend of the actress and husband of John F. Kennedy's sister. According to Love, Monroe seemed to be under the influence of drugs, and she told him, "Say goodbye to Pat (Patricia Newcomb, her publicist), say goodbye to the president, say goodbye to yourself, because you're a good person.

Lawford was worried about Monroe's condition and called several people to check that everything was okay. When he couldn't reach Dr. Greenson, he called his lawyer, Milton Rudyne, who contacted the actress' housekeeper, who said everything was fine.

5. Conspiracy theories related to the death of Marilyn Monroe became popular in the 1970s.

The biography of Marilyn Monroe,, written by Norman Mailer, was one of the first to propose the hypothesis of the actress' violent death. When it was published in 1973, conspiracy theories began to take root.

Mailer was the first to suggest that Monroe had an affair with Robert F. Kennedy that led to her death, and later became the target of attacks by critics. He then implied that Robert Kennedy was involved because he needed to defend his position.

Biogaf Robert Slater later implied that Monroe was killed by the attorney general because she threatened to release government secrets that Kennedy had told her. According to journalist Anthony Scarduto, the actress had a "red diary" that kept secret government information.

6. Half an hour before her death, she was happy.

Marilyn received a phone call from Joe DiMaggio between 19:00 and 19:15, and everything indicated that she was in good spirits. Dee. Macho told her that he had broken up with a woman who did not love Monroe. Housekeeper Eunice Murray later confirmed that the actress was "funny and lively but not depressed" during the conversation.

Half an hour later, she received a final phone call from Peter Lawford, between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. Her speech sounded muffled and barely audible.

7. The police were not the first to report her death.

The police reported that they arrived after psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson and private physician Dr. Hyman Engelberg visited her home and found her dead. Around 3 a.m., about 1.5 hours after Marilyn found her housekeeper, the Los Angeles Police Department was called. At that time, Eunice Murray, Dr. Greenson and Dr. Engelberg were all alone in her home.

8. The case was almost discovered in 1982.

After many conspiracy theories were published in the 1970s, Los Angeles Attorney General John Van de Kamp ordered an examination of the actress' death in 1982 (which took 3.5 months to prepare).

After a thorough investigation, the prosecutor found no suspects. He said that her death could have been the result of a suicide or an accidental overdose, perhaps at that moment she was in a state of emotional turmoil.

9. The housekeeper's testimony about the sequence of events changed frequently.

Eunice Murray's story about the night of Marilyn's death changed frequently. At first, she reported that she woke up around 3 a.m. and saw the light still on in Monroe's room, which worried her. She said she called Dr. Grimson, who arrived a few minutes later.

However, according to Sgt. Jack Clemons, Murray said he called Grinson around midnight, but later changed her testimony when another detective asked her about it.

This timing discrepancy is also believed to be evidence that Grimson and Murray organized their own cover for the actress' death, as the police said at 4:25 p.m.

10. died three days before Marilyn intended to remarry.

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married on January 14, 1954, but their marriage lasted only 274 days, and they divorced in October 1954. They remained friends for many years, and when she was committed to a mental institution in 1961, she turned to Joe DiMaggio to help her walk out.

The couple was scheduled to remarry on August 8, 1962, but three days before the remarriage Marilyn was found dead. After her death, DiMaggio sent a few roses a week to her grave for 20 years without fail.

11. Joe DiMaggio organized the funeral.

Marilyn's death was a heavy blow to Joe DiMaggio. He organized her funeral in a private ceremony attended by her most famous friends from Hollywood. DiMaggio did not invite Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford, as he believed that they had brought her to the state that led to her premature death. At the funeral, only 30 close friends and relatives of the actress were present.

Marilyn was buried in a green dress by Emilio Pucci, and her makeup was done by makeup artist Wyatt Snyder.

12. After her death, friends fought for the right to own her property.

In her will, Monroe wanted most of her property to go to her acting teacher, Lee Strasberg. Meanwhile, Monroe's manager Ines Meyerson said Strasberg forced her to hand over the property that was supposed to be handed over to her.

Monroe also asked Strasberg to give some of her personal belongings to close friends and family, which he never did, and when he died in 1982, his wife Anna Strasberg sold Marilyn Monroe's personal belongings, making about $20 million to $30 million from the actress' estate.

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