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This Day in History: Marilyn Monroe Is Found Dead

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This Day in History: , Marilyn Monroe Is Found Dead.
August 5, 1962.
Monroe was found
in her bed, surrounded
by empty pill bottles.
An autopsy revealed a
fatal dose of sedatives in
her system, and her death
was ruled a probable suicide.
She had been under
constant psychiatric care
since the year before, living a
reclusive life in her Los Angeles home.
Her death inspired conspiracy
theories, involving affairs with
then-President Kennedy and
Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
In the 1980s, Monroe's maid
declared controversially that
Robert Kennedy had fought
with Monroe the night she died.
The model turned actress
has remained a cultural icon
for more than half a century
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