Marilyn Monroe Death
Marilyn passed away on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36 in Brentwood, CA, USA. Marilyn's cause of death was barbiturate overdose.
When did Marilyn Monroe die?August 5, 1962
How did Marilyn Monroe die? What was the cause of death?Barbiturate overdose
How old was Marilyn Monroe when died?36
Where did Marilyn Monroe die? What was the location of death?Brentwood, CA, USA
Marilyn Monroe Birthday and Date of Death
Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 and died on August 5, 1962. Marilyn was 36 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: June 1, 1926
Date of Death: August 5, 1962
Age at Death: 36
Is Marilyn Monroe's father, Martin Mortenson, dead or alive?
Marilyn Monroe's father, Martin Mortenson, died on February 10, 1981 as he was 83 years old.
Is Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys Baker, dead or alive?
Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys Baker, died on March 11, 1984 as she was 81 years old.
Marilyn Monroe's sister :
Marilyn Monroe's sister, Berniece Baker Miracle, is still alive and kicking at the age of 104. She is American and has had a career as an author.
Marilyn Monroe's brother :
- Robert Kermitt Baker
Marilyn Monroe's pets, dead or alive?
- Maf (maltese)
- Josepha (chihuahua)
- Muggsey (collie)
- Tippey (spanial)
- Hugo (bassett hound)
Marilyn Monroe - Biography
Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She died of a drug overdose in 1962. Actress Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old.
Monroe's housekeeper Eunice Murray was staying overnight at Monroe's home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood on the evening of August 5, 1962. Murray awoke at 3:00 a.m. on August 6 and sensed that something was wrong. Although she saw light from under Monroe's bedroom door, she was unable to get a response and found the door locked. Murray then called Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, who arrived at the house shortly after and broke into the bedroom; he found Monroe deceased in her bed. Monroe was pronounced dead by her physician, Dr. Hyman Engelberg, who arrived at the house at around 3:50 a.m. At 4:25 a.m., they notified the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles County Coroners Office was assisted in their investigation by psychiatrists from the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Team, who had expert knowledge on suicide. It was estimated that Monroe had died between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on August 5, and the toxicology report later revealed that the cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning. She had 8 mg% (milligrams per 100 milliliters of solution) chloral hydrate and 4.5 mg% of pentobarbital (Nembutal) in her blood, and a further 13 mg% of pentobarbital in her liver. Empty bottles containing these medicines were found next to her bed. The possibility that Monroe had accidentally overdosed was ruled out, because the dosages found in her body were several times over the lethal limit. Her doctors stated that she had been "prone to severe fears and frequent depressions" with "abrupt and unpredictable mood changes", and had overdosed several times in the past, possibly intentionally. Due to these facts and the lack of any indication of foul play, the coroner classified her death as a probable suicide.
Monroe was an international star and her sudden death was front-page news in the United States and Europe. According to Lois Banner, "it's said that the suicide rate in Los Angeles doubled the month after she died; the circulation rate of most newspapers expanded that month", and the Chicago Tribune reported that they had received hundreds of phone calls from members of the public who were requesting information about her death. French artist Jean Cocteau commented that her death "should serve as a terrible lesson to all those, whose chief occupation consists of spying on and tormenting film stars", her former co-star Laurence Olivier deemed her "the complete victim of ballyhoo and sensation", and Bus Stop director Joshua Logan stated that she was "one of the most unappreciated people in the world". Her funeral, held at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery on August 8, was private and attended by only her closest associates. The service was arranged by Joe DiMaggio and her business manager Inez Melson. Hundreds of spectators crowded the streets around the cemetery. Monroe was later entombed at crypt No. 24 at the Corridor of Memories.
In the following decades, several conspiracy theories— including murder and accidental overdose—have been introduced to contradict suicide as the cause of Monroe's death. The speculation of murder first gained mainstream attention with the publication of Norman Mailer's Marilyn: A Biography in 1973, and in the following years became widespread enough for the Los Angeles County District Attorney John Van de Kamp to conduct a "threshold investigation" in 1982 to see whether a criminal investigation should be opened. No evidence of foul play was found.