10 Controversies Related to the Death of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, the famous American actress is a symbol of beauty and stardom. Leading a life of an orphan, her roots changed routes when she was just 16 years of age. She started her modelling career and began to be identified as the most popular “sex symbol” of the 1950’s. After leading a life with several ups and downs, her death too did not pacify her struggle. Her unnatural death at the age of 35, digged out a greater controversy and is still an affair of uneasy suspense.

Here are some engaging controversies and doubts that arose after her untimely death.

 

10. She was unhappy and forlorn

The first fact that comes to our mind when we think about Marilyn Monroe’s death is that she was relieved from a life where she struggled to fight against melancholy and desolation. She had been subjected to multiple yet unhappy relationships which all proved to be bothersome in some way or the other. These unsuccessful relationships might be a cause that made her isolate life and embrace death.

 

9. Auther Miller’s view on Monroe’s death

Auther Miller, Marilyn Monroe’s ex-husband and one of the renowned playwrights, confronts the public in one of his unpublished essays about not attending her funeral. He had a great empathy for his ex-wife and believed that most of the people who attended her funeral where just social mockers. These mouners also had a role is destroying and killing her, he argued.  Miller found it comforting to mourn over her death staying at home rather than attending her funeral just to have a picture clicked. He did not want to be a part of the social hypocrisy, where all where busy with an insincere show of sympathy.

 

8. Monroe and the devils she fought

Monroe has always been looked upon as a sensational figure and later as an inspiration. But her inspiring life was a no less than a nightmare. She still carries with her the scars of sexual abuse, the damages incurred by her relationships and the pain of psychotherapy. The damage done on her by her last husband, Aurther Miller, who had betrayed her can also be counted as a reason for her death. It was only nineteen months after their seperation that she was found dead. In her career as well, she had to fight or rather satisfy many wolves that chased her. Her getting involved into sexual relationships only to hold up a place in Hollywood  and recieve unsolicited offers was a common practise of the day. Marilyn can be sighted as a figure who had been subjected to what we call today as “sexual harrasment”.

 

7. Family reports

According to Vanity Fair, a famous magazine who wrote about Monroe’s suspicious death, her half sister confirms that Marilyn’s business manager, Inez Melson looked into all her belongings just after her death. She even witnessed Inez burning Monroe’s papers all day long and he had also changed the lock on one of Monroe’s cabinets. Such secrecy is bound to carze up controversies. What could have been in those papers? Highly suspicious!

 

6. Her alleged relationships

It is also assumed that Monroe was killed by John F Kennedy or Robert Kennedy, with whom she had alleged relationships. Several theories regarding her death claims that she was killed by the Kennedys because they feared that she would make their love affairs public along with other government secrets that she was gathering and was considered a communist spy. She was found to possess a diary in which she kept records of all the informations she gathered while she overheard the Kennedys speak. Interesting!

 

5. The role of Robert Kennedy

Another journalist, Anthonny Summers in his book, “Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe” wrote that Monroe had threatened Robert Kennedy that she would go public about their affair after he broke up ties with her. Robert Kennedy and his brother-in-law tried to prevent Monroe from doing so by fueling her growing addiction to drugs and alcohol. It is thought that Marilyn Monroe took her last breath becoming an drug addict in the ambulance and her death was later staged as a suicide.

 

4. Informations from Eunic Murray

Eunic Murray was the oldest housekeeper of the famous actress Marilyn Monroe. It is well said that servants know better details of their employers more than anyone else. Such a role is also played by Eunic Murray, who was present in the house when Monroe was found dead. For the rest of her life Murray was ensnared in numerous controversies regarding Marilyn’s death. She had announced that Robert Kennedy had visited Marilyn Monroe’s house at night and she found them quarelling over some issues. Later in the early morning Murray found the most famous and talked-about lady of the world dead and naked in her bedroom. Heartbreaking and thrilling at the same time! Isn’t it?

 

3. Mafias killed Monroe

 

Some other theories claim that Monroe was killed by the mafias as a revenge and a message to Robert Kennedey, masterminded by American union leader Jimmy Hoffa and Chicago mafia boss Sam Giancana. They killed the hollywood star by giving her an enema with deadly drugs. This was done to warn Kennedy, the US Attorney General to back off his crusade from the mob.

A lot of connections it seems!

2. Missing evidences.

According to The Independent News, the forensic reports of Marilyn Monroe was found missing only a few days after her death. The witnesses present on the night of her death also came up with contradicting stories later on. These various outlooks and lack of evidences on this single case constantly went on complicating and blurring it.

 

1. The unresolved mystry

As theories go on and controversies swell up high, Marilyn Monroe’s death still remains an unsolved puzzle. Contrary to the other theories, Monroe’s suicide is another among them. When she was found lying dead on her bed with barbiturate overdose, the first thought that came to most of their minds was that she had killed herself. A bottle of sleeping pills was also discovered by her side and nobody knew from where it had come.

 

On 5th August,1952, the death of the living legend was declared but nobody knows it still whether it was her own choice to embrace death or was it incurred upon by someone else. The contradictions and conflicts will surely carry on forever but Monroe’s rememberance is not limited only to her death and we look at Marilyn Monroe as someone more than a star. She was a seductive cocktail of glamour and damage, a rare combination we get to witness. She remains a mysterious women till date, an unfathomable truth difficult to peirce into.

 

               

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