The mystery of the death of the most famous movie star of the twentieth century, Marilyn Monroe (real name – Norma Jean Baker) continues to excite minds more than half a century later. The official version says that the actress committed suicide. But is it?
In 1961, Monroe experienced a series of dramatic events: she divorced her husband, the famous playwright Arthur Miller, her last film was criticized in the press … All this led to depression, the actress almost never left her house in the Los Angeles area of Brentwood, and constantly took sleeping pills. In the summer of 1962, Marilyn was to be shot in an eccentric comedy “Something must happen.” However, she repeatedly skipped shooting, and on June 8, the contract with her was terminated. Economist Monroe, Eunice Murray, testifies that in the evening of August 4 her mistress complained of fatigue and quite early retired to her bedroom, taking the phone. Subsequently, many friends Marilyn claimed to have spoken to her on the phone in the last hours of her life. In particular, actor Peter Lawford, the husband of President Patricia’s sister John Kennedy, stated that Marilyn said with a tongue-tied tongue: “Say goodbye for me to Pat, to the president and to yourself, because you’re a nice guy.” Even after midnight, Eunice was alarmed that the light from the door of the hostess was still breaking through. She went into the garden, from there she looked in the window of Marilyn’s bedroom and saw that she was lying motionless on the bed. Then Murray called Dr. Ralph Grinson – a psychiatrist who had Monroe, as well as her personal doctor – Dr. Hyman Engelberg. Greenson arrived first. Entering the bedroom, he found the dead body of Marilyn. In her hands, she clutched the phone’s tube, on the floor next to the bed lay an empty package from under the sleeping pill. On the night table there were empty vials of other medicines (there were a total of fourteen). No suicide notes were found in the room. Soon appeared Engelberg, who ascertained death. The body was sent to the morgue for examination. Pathologist Dr. Thomas Noguchi performed an autopsy, after which he concluded that the cause of death was “acute poisoning with barbiturates, an oral overdose.” A police report was compiled, which was recorded: “Probably suicide.”
Sleeping pills, drugs, Kennedy brothers …
The death of Monroe was widely discussed in the press. Unfortunately, hundreds of Americans were so impressed by this event that they decided to follow the example of the star and also committed suicide with the help of various drugs … Meanwhile, for many, the actress’s suicide did not look so obvious. For example, it was rumored that the indirect culprit of her death was the psychiatrist Ralph Greenson, who appointed Marilyn to take chloral hydrate after nembutal. It was this, they say, that caused the oppressed state that eventually led the movie star to the idea of suicide … There was also a version that Monroe did not die from drugs at all, but from a drug overdose. But, perhaps, we should dwell more in detail on the version that Monroe was killed by the employees of the American special services on the orders of the Kennedy brothers – John and Robert, with whom the star was in love during her lifetime. In the documentary “The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: The Case is Closed,” it is said that Marilyn might have known some sort of information discrediting the president and his brother.
In April 2015, a sensation caused a recognition of the 78-year-old former CIA officer Norman Hodges. The old man made it before his death in one of the hospitals in Virginia. According to Hodges, from 1959 to 1972, on the instructions of his organization, he committed 37 contract killings of people who threatened US security. Among them was Marilyn Monroe. He was informed that due to his close relations with the Kennedy brothers and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, she received strategically important information, which could, for example, be passed on to the Communists, which would harm America’s interests. Hodges commander Jimmy Hayworth demanded that the death of Monroe not look like a murder, but as an accident or suicide. On August 5, 1962, between midnight and one o’clock in the morning, the killer entered the bedroom of the actress and introduced her a mixture of chloral hydrate and nembutal … However, there is no reason to consider this information to be reliable. There is no other evidence or documents to confirm Hodges’ death story. So the mystery of the death of Marilyn Monroe is still considered uncovered.