California · Crime Scene Photography

The death of Marilyn Monroe

August 5, 1962
Los Angeles, California
Marilyn Monroe dies at the age of 36

Monroe had an overdose of barbiturates in her system at time of autopsy. It is widely suspected her overdose was intentional, though the overdose may have been accidental instead. There are also those who believe she was assassinated, possibly because of knowledge she gained during her affair with President John F. Kennedy.

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