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1962 Marilyn Monroe is Found Dead

She was 36 years old. She was discovered in her own bed in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

An empty bottle of Nembutal sleeping pills were found by her side.

The coroner decided the death was a "possible suicide".

A whole conspiracy industry has built up over the years over her death, a number of the theories are highlighted in Conspiracy Clinic's section on Monroe.

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