Marilyn Monroe is without a doubt among the most popular women in history. She has become part of the pop culture in the 50 years after her death. But half a century later after Marilyn Monroe’s died at age 36, her death still sparks controversy.
It might well be her rumored involvement with John F. Kennedy or just Marilyn Monroe being Marilyn Monroe, but she’s never been more popular and alive than in the 50 years after her death. The controversy and scrutiny around her life and death continue to spark insanely intense debates, while Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most popular names in all time entertainment history.
Biographers have had a lot of theories about Marilyn Monroe’s death. Even half a century after her death, we still don’t know for sure what happened. Some said it was a suicide, others ruled Marilyn Monroe’s death to be an accident. A few even went so far to speculate foul play was involved.
The fact is there are a lot of elements that suggest Marilyn Monroe’s death was more of an accident or a murder, than a suicide. In her interviews with psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, Monroe is miles away from what you’d call suicidal. There were no needle marks on her body that could suggest someone injected her with the deadly barbiturates cocktail.
Investigator John Miner believes Marilyn Monroe’s death was linked to foul play. He argues Marilyn Monroe was given an enema that delivered in the actress’ system the deadly dose of drugs. Miner said there was no glass of water in the room where Marilyn Monroe allegedly took the pills and found her maid’s testimony to be suspicious.
On August 5th, the world honored Marilyn Monroe, 50 years after her controversial death. NBC had a television series dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. It featured Debra Messing, Christian Borle and Megan Hilty. “A career is wonderful thing, but you can’t snuggle up to it on a cold night” Debra Messing tweeted one of the icon’s quotes.
Megan Hilty on the other hand encouraged fans on Twitter to take part in Marilyn Monroe’s 50th anniversary since her death. “Can we get Rip Marilyn Monroe trending worldwide? R.I.P to this beautiful icon of the 20th century! Never forgotten!” reads Hilty’s tweet.