On this day in 1962 actress and future icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Los Angeles, California. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down with a telephone in her hand. Empty bottles of pills were found littered around the room. Los Angeles police concluded that he death was caused by a self-administrated overdose of sedatives and was a possible suicide. There have always been rumours that a very very high up person in the government had visited her and had cut off an affair they were having. If this is true we shall never know.
Marilyn Monroe would become far bigger in death than she was in life, like James Dean, Jim Morrison of The Doors, Jimi Hendrix etc. Dying young seems to be the perscription for that. I always wondered what if Marilyn Monroe had lived. She would be 86 now. Somehow I don’t think she would be the icon she is if she had lived. I may be wrong.