Who killed Marilyn Monroe?

Explosive new details are set to be revealed in one of Hollywood’s all-time unsolved mysteries.
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Marilyn Monroe was the brightest star in Hollywood during the 1950s and early ’60s.

WATCH BELOW: Scene of Marilyn Monroe’s death

But everything changed on August 5, 1962, when the blonde bombshell was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home.

Initially, her death was deemed a suicide. But in subsequent years, myriad conspiracy theories suggested the true cause was murder.


Marilyn Monroe spent her last hours in her Brentwood home in Los Angeles.

The sultry actress had hit a rough patch and had developed a reputation for being difficult to work with, which culminated in her being fired from her last film, Something’s Got to Give.

In the wee hours of the morning, Marilyn’s housekeeper Eunice Murray awoke with an ominous feeling. After calling out to the actress, who was locked in her bedroom, she phoned Marilyn’s psychiatrist, Dr Ralph Greenson. He managed to break into the star’s room, finding Marilyn naked under the sheets clutching the phone and a bottle of sleeping pills. He then called over her physician Dr Hyman Engelberg, who pronounced her dead and phoned the police.

An autopsy was performed and the coroner ruled that Marilyns death was a “probable suicide”.



With so much conflicting evidence, well-outlined conspiracy theories developed identifying renowned people and organisations as suspects.

The main conspiracy theories stem from Marilyn’s relationship with President John F. Kennedy and his younger brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

Marilyn is said to have had affairs with both brothers. However, the main suspicions surround Robert, who allegedly may have been complicit in a plot to induce her suicide. The reason? Marilyn threatened to expose their affair.

A related theory suggests it was either the FBI or CIA that carried out the alleged plot to kill Marilyn. Again, this goes back to her being a liability on account of her close relationship with the Kennedys.

The actress reportedly kept notes detailing highly confidential government information in her little
red book.

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Another theory suggests that Robert devised a plot encompassing Marilyn’s own trusted staffers, including her psychiatrist Dr Greenson and housekeeper Eunice.

This theory suggests that a depressed Marilyn was provided with the deadly prescription medication by the alleged co-conspirators, and then left to die so that it looked like suicide.

Yet another theory alleges Marilyn was killed on the orders of Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Marilyn reportedly had a business relationship with Sam, but was wanted dead over threats to reveal details about the Mafia’s operations.

In another twist, a separate theory suggests the Kennedys hired the Mob boss to kill the star.

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Now, 57 years after the legendary screen star’s demise, a new podcast titled The Killing of Marilyn Monroe sheds new light on this pervasive mystery.

The explosive 12-episode podcast unveils the tangle of sex, power, corruption and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn for good.

Host Jackie Miranne says the series lifts the lid on Marilyn’s secret life juggling affairs with celebrities, politicians and Mob bosses, revealing that the star noted it all down in her ‘little red book’, which may have led to her undoing.

The podcast also unleashes new details about the events that occurred in her final hours.

Marilyn Monroe, the most desired woman in the world, was being emotionally torn apart by her choice in lovers,” says Miranne.

Through on-the-ground, investigative reporting, brandnew sources and meticulous reviewing of evidence, we will reveal for the first time exactly what happened on the night of August 4, 1962 – and why her killer has never been brought to justice.”

New Idea Retro is out now!

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