The Death of Marilyn Monroe

Suicide or Murder?

Just the Facts

Marilyn Monroe was found dead lying on her bed, in the nude face down, with bottles of empty prescription bottles littering the room. According to her maid, Eunice Murray,she noticed the light on in Marilyn Monroe's bedroom. She knocked on the door, but did not get an answer. She tried to open the door, but it was locked. Fearing the worse, she phoned Marilyn Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson. Dr. Greenson broke her bedroom window and entered her room. He found her dead. The autopsy found she had a large amount of sedatives in her body. The cause of death was determined to be "probable suicide."

The BBC: 1962 Marilyn Monroe Found Dead

The BBC portrayed the event as tragedy. The culmination of a tortured life that ended prematurely. It focused on the failures of her life rather than her successes. It highlighted that she grew up in many foster homes and orphanages due to her mother's mental illness. This suggested that Marilyn Monroe likely suffered from the same affliction as her mother ending her own life. This article shows bias suggesting that she committed suicide due to her history.

World News Daily Report-Retired CIA Agent Confesses to Assassinating Marilyn Monroe

The World News Daily Report portrayed Marilyn Monroe's death as an assassination. Retired CIA agent, Normand Hodges, claims to have assassinated Marilyn Monroe based on orders that she was a threat to National Security. It was rumored that Monroe was romantically involved with President John F. Kennedy, his brother, Robert Kennedy, and Fidel Castro. She was a threat to national security because she could pass national secrets to the enemy. Unfortunately, no one is still alive to confirm or deny Hodges claims. This article is biased because no other points of view are discussed.

Criticism of the Death of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's death shows feminism. It showed that women are more fragile than men and cannot be trusted.