When Did Marilyn Monroe Die? Her Sudden Passing and Its Aftermath!
When Marilyn Monroe passed away in August 1962, she was just 36 years old and living in Brentwood, California.
Marilyn Monroe’s terrible death overshadows an already dismal end to her legendary career in Hollywood.
The actress Norma Jeane Mortenson, in real life, was going through a lot of pain behind the scenes as she was winning the hearts of millions of fans during her brief time in the spotlight. A stay at a mental institution in 1961 had a “very terrible effect” on her.
It is still unclear what happened on Monroe’s last day of life on August 4, 1962. The psychiatrist and doctor who took regular care of Monroe at the time put her on a number of drugs for her various mental health problems including sleeplessness. Despite everyone’s best efforts to save the actress, she tragically died from an overdose of prescription drugs.
And what ended up happening to Marilyn Monroe? The tragic circumstances of her untimely death are detailed here.
How Did Marilyn Monroe Die?
Both an overdose and “probably suicide” contributed to Monroe’s death. The toxicology report concluded that acute barbiturate intoxication was the official cause of death. The toxicologist concluded that Monroe had taken an overdose of the sedative chloral hydrate and the anti-anxiety medication Nembutal.
Monroe’s death has officially been labeled an overdose, but the mystery surrounding her death has fueled rumors that foul play was involved.
Monroe’s relationship with the Kennedys has been called into question due to rumors that she had an affair with both President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who allegedly paid her a visit on the night she died.
The CIA has been implicated in her death by certain investigations. Many people are curious about the location of untested tissue samples and the lengthy delay in turning up her remains to medical examiners.
Monroe’s death was shrouded in such significant controversy that the Los Angeles Police Department renewed the investigation into her death 20 years after she had already passed away. Her death was nevertheless declared a drug overdose after the district attorney’s inquiry.
In quick succession, journalist Anthony Summers began his own inquiry, the results of which were 650 tape-recorded interviews that were made public in The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes.
Summers told PEOPLE, “there is no strong proof she was murdered.” My guess is that she accidentally overdosed on medications, either as a cry for help or with suicidal intentions.
When Did Marilyn Monroe Die?
In all likelihood, Monroe died away in the late evening of August 4, 1962. But the official time of her death was recorded as 3:50 a.m. on August 5, 1962.
Where Did Marilyn Monroe Die?
Her body was discovered in her bedroom at her Brentwood, California, home. On the morning of August 5, Eunice Murray, Monroe’s housekeeper, became alarmed when she saw that Monroe’s bedroom light was on.
The maid called Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson after Monroe did not respond to Murray’s calls and the door to her bedroom was shut. He climbed in through a broken window at 3:30 a.m. The actress was discovered naked and face down on her bed, holding a phone in one hand. Pill bottles without their contents were strewn over the room.
How Did the Public React to Marilyn Monroe’s Death?
People all across the world were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of the legendary actress.
Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn’s ex-husband, along with her half-sister Berniece Baker Miracle and business manager Inez Melson, issued a statement before her funeral on August 8 at Westwood Village Memorial
Park Cemetery, saying, “We sincerely hope that the many friends of Marilyn will understand that we are deeply appreciative of their desire to pay last respects to Marilyn whom we all loved.
They went on to say, “We hope that each individual will realize that last rituals must of great necessity be as private as possible so that she can travel to her ultimate resting place in the solitude she has always sought.
We have kept the guest list small since we couldn’t ask any one famous person to come for fear of offending too many others. Please, everyone, offer a prayer of goodbye in the privacy of your own home or church for the vivacious and lovable Marilyn.