An inside-look at the time leading up to the stunning starlet's last days
Just two months after her 36th birthday, Marilyn Monroe passed away on August 5th, 1962, of a sleeping pill overdose. While her life seemed emblematic of true 1950s glamor, an addiction to drugs and lack of a structured upbringing often left Monroe in a precarious headspace. News of her death made international headlines as everyone grappled for answers. Although Los Angeles coroners ruled out any potential elements of foul play, conspiracy theorists and fans continue to speculate what killed the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress decades later.
As the 57th anniversary of her death approaches, CR takes a closer look at the final timeline of events surrounding the mysterious and unmatchable beauty.