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How Marilyn Monroe Passed Away? The Iconic Actress’ Notable Works

People are lately expressing concerns about how their favorite actress, Marilyn Monroe, passed away. She was famous for her comedic “blonde bombshell” characters. Before diving into how we lost such a versatile actress, moreover the sex symbol of the 1950s, let’s look at her prominence. Marilyn Monroe needs no more introduction. Many of you are not aware of her real name.

She was called Norma Jeane Baker. As an actress, some of her notable works include- Home Town Story, As Young As You Feel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Some Like It Hot, The Misfits, O. Henry’s Full House, etc. For her great work, Marilyn Monroe also received several accolades throughout her career.

Some include- Henrietta Award, Photoplay Award, Crystal Star Award, Golden Globe Award, etc. Did you know about her comic role in The Prince And The Showgirl? She made it to fourth place. This legendary actress died at the age of 36.

It was a premature death, and so it was very much unexpected. Still, not all her fans know the cause of her sudden death. Was it unnatural? If you are looking for Marilyn Monroe’s death details, you are exactly at the right place. 

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How Did Marilyn Monroe Die?

It was on 4 August 1962 when Marilyn Monroe passed away. It was quite an early age. The cause of her death was an excessive intake of drugs, precisely, barbiturates. At the time of her death, she was at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home in Los Angeles, California. 

How Did Marilyn Monroe Die

Want to know the full incident? Many of you aren’t aware of the actress’ housekeeper, Eunice Murray. She stayed back at the actress’ place on that day. When it was 3:00 am the next day, she woke up and found that something was wrong. What was it? Lights in Marilyn Monroe’s room were on, and the door was locked. Surprisingly, the actress didn’t respond to Eunice’s call.

Feeling helpless, Eunice called up her psychiatrist, who visited her shortly. He broke into her room through the window and found her in her bed, unresponsive. Later, her physician was called and declared her to be dead at 3:50 am. After some time, the Los Angeles Police Department was notified about the case. When investigated, Marilyn Monroe was dead between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

Talking more about the overdose, it was 8mg% of choral hydrate and 4.5% of phenobarbital in her blood. In addition to this, there was also the presence of 13mg% of pentobarbital in her liver. Even some of the empty bottles were also found next to her bed. 

When asked the doctors, they shared that Marilyn was expected to have had an intake excessive of drugs earlier as well. The actress was prone to mood swings and frequent depression at the same time. Marilyn Monroe’s death was later cited as a probable suicide. 

Sadly, Marilyn Monroe’s death news remained the front page news, especially in the United States and Europe, for quite some time. People were emotionally devastated by the news and kept mourning the loss. The most pathetic thing about her death was she was very young, and it was premature, as already mentioned earlier. 

How Did Marilyn Monroe Die

Marilyn Monroe

It was on 8 August when Marilyn Monroe’s funeral took place at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. The occasion was very private and was attended only by the close ones. As the years passed, several theories regarding her death came up in the limelight. It was later introduced that it was not just a suicide case, but an accidental overdose and murder were also got included.

Marilyn Monroe was emotionally very drained and spiraled, which eventually forced her to take drugs. Little did you know, right before a few days of her death, she was very unhappy as her former husband, John F.Kennedy, and his brother, Bobby Kennedy, stopped to have contact with her for the sake of protecting their political image. She was looking for love but failed to find one. 

People loved Marilyn Monroe not just for her fashion sense or for her acting skills but also for the kind of person she was. Years have passed, but she is still missed by each of us. We believe that Marilyn Monroe is still alive within us. Have you watched “Blonde” on Netflix? It depicts her life. If not, then you should watch it now.

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