One of the greatest legends of the film lost her life 60 years ago. Marilyn Monroe died at the age of 36 and, despite the time that has passed, there is still a mystery that surrounds her death.
The president’s girlfriend
Mythical and historic was the moment when Marilyn sang the famous “Happy birthday, Mr. President” to US President John F. Kennedy, but that may have been one of the things that cost Monroe her life.
All evidence indicates that she died between 20:00 and 23:00 on August 4, 1962, but it was not discovered that she had passed until the early hours of August 5, when her maid entered the room and discovered Monroe‘s lifeless body.
Her death caused a tremendous impact on American society at the time and a great stir worldwide, as various conspiracy theories were unleashed.
When her assistant, Eunice Murray, found her lifeless body, the first thing she did was to call Dr. Ralph Greenson, who was the actress’ psychiatrist and the one who ordered the ambulance.
After the forensic analysis, the report stated that the most likely cause of death was the ingestion of medication, so a suicide was not ruled out.
However, this is a theory that not everyone agrees with, as we have read in books and seen in numerous films.
The documentary about Marilyn Monroe
A few days ago, the documentary ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes’ was released and previously-unpublished information has come to light about that night.
The film plays unpublished audios of the journalist Anthony Summer, who investigated the enigmatic death of the actress.
One of the key points in this documentary is when JFK and his brother Robert are implicated as the cover-up of Marilyn‘s death for reasons that are not described but are assumed, since the relationship between JFK and the famous star was evident at the time.