Marilyn Monroe Death
Famous movie star Norma Jeane Mortenson A.K.A Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood, Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962. The coroner later justified that the cause was due to an overdose of barbiturates. According to her biography, no one really knows what caused her to do this. There are many possible reasons to her actions. One of those reasons could have to do her rough child life. She never knew her father and her mother Gladys was placed in a mental institution because of her developed psychiatric problems. Growing up, Monroe was sexually assulted on many occasions when when she was forced to stay in foster homes at the age of 7.
Media Perspective #1
· Even though it was proved that Mortenson’s death was caused by an overdose, many people didn’t believe that. Some of the theories that about her death included accidental murder, overdose, suicide, etc. As far as it being an accidental murder, this was said. “It was all just a tragic accident. Monroe’s death wasn’t the first time she had overdosed”, the U.K.’s Metro reported. “It had happened “many times” before her untimely death”.
Media Perspective #2
· The media also assume that her death was a suicide. Personally reading her story, it sounds like that’s what she was trying to accomplish. She was not only found in her bed, but she was found nude with them pill bottle in her hand. “Miss Monroe has suffered from psychiatric disturbance for a long time. On more than one occasion … when disappointed or depressed, she has made a suicide attempt. On these occasions, she had been rescued. It is our opinion the same pattern was repeated [on August 4] except for the rescue.” By this quote, the coroners believed that it was just another one of those episodes; except she wasn’t saved in time.
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(Maria Vultaggio, Pg.1, 2015)
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