On August 5, 1962, the mysterious death of one of the most popular Hollywood stars, Marilyn Monroe, shook the world.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, noticed Monroe’s bedroom light was on and the door was locked. She immediately called Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, on whose advice she looked in through a window and saw Marilyn lying facedown on her bed, covered by a sheet and clutching a telephone receiver.

After Dr. Greenson arrived, he entered the room by breaking a window and found Marilyn Monroe dead. At 4:25 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department got called into the scene.

After a brief investigation, the LAPD concluded that Marilyn Monroe’s death was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide.”

Despite the coroner’s verdict, people are still offering numerous conspiracy theories about what really happened to Marilyn Monroe.

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