Marilyn Monroe – How Did the Actor Die?

Marilyn Monroe died at age 36, too young. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding actor Marilyn Monroe's death.

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Her figure was exceptional example of hourglass body type and that’s probably one of the facts that made her so popular and perceived as attractive. This means she had large full breasts and wide hips, while her belly was slim. Her D cups were even more rare on young slim girls like Marilyn those days…. consider different diet and lack of hormones in the pills and meal 50 years back.

How did Marilyn Monroe die?

Marilyn Monroe's death was caused by barbiturate overdose.

On August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe, an American actress and sex symbol, died at age 36 of a barbiturate overdose inside her home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Her body was discovered before dawn the following morning, on August 5.

Information about the death of Marilyn Monroe
Cause of deathBarbiturate overdose
Age of death36 years
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Model, Showgirl, Singer
BirthdayJune 1, 1926
Death dateAugust 5, 1962
Place of deathBrentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialPierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary, Los Angeles, California, United States


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