On 4 August 1962, our beloved Marilyn Monroe passed away. The reason for her death was an overdose of Barbiturates. She consumed a total of 40 pills which led to her demise. It was concluded that her death was a suicide because she crossed the limit for her doses. Being only 36 at the time of her death, even though she had gained a lot of fame, there was still a lot to achieve.
Her corpse was discovered on 5 August 1962 when Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, and her physician Hyman Engelberg notified the Los Angeles Police Department. As soon as the news about her death reached the public, it caused major havoc. At that time, she was considered one of the greatest actresses and one of the leading sex symbols to this day.
What Exactly Happened The Day Marilyn Monroe Died?
To give you more insight into the day she died. 4 August 1962 was just like any other day. In the morning, she had a meeting with her photographer, after which she received a message from her therapist, and later she talked with her friends.
Late afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., Monroe had a session with her psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson. Monroe suffered from depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance. After serving for about 2 to 2:30 Hrs, Greenson left her house. But before leaving, he made sure to tell Murray to keep Monroe company as he feared for her mental condition.
At around 7 p.m., Monroe received a call from her son Joe DiMaggio Jr; he told her about his breakup. And later, he clarified to the police that there were no signs of abnormality in her behavior. Before she went to her bed, she had a last call from Peter Lawford. He called to invite her to a party that night. But he observed that Monroe’s tone was like she had consumed a lot of drugs. Before she hung up the phone, Monroe told him, “Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the president (Lawford’s brother-in-law), and say goodbye to yourself because you’re a nice guy.” This made Peter, which led him to call Monroe’s residence and ask Murray about Monroe. Murray assured him that she was fine.
Next morning at around 3:30 a.m. Murray noticed that Monroe’s bedroom light was ON, as they could see the light coming from under the door. She gets worried as this is very unusual for Monroe to stay awake. So to check up, she went to her door. And called. There was no response. So, Murray called Greenson to guide her on what she should do. On his command, she looked from the window. She found Monroe lying on her bed facing down, nude, with a sheet on top of her and the hand she was holding the receiver. After a few minutes, Greenson arrived and found out that Marilyn Monroe was dead.
Why Was Marilyn Monroe’s Mental Condition So Worse?
Now, you might be asking why her mental condition was so worse. For that, we need to know about her past. One thing is very clear she was not fortunate to live an ordinary life like us. From a very young age, Monroe was not fortunate to meet her father. And soon after some time, because her mother, Gladys Pearl Baker’s, the financial condition was not stable, young Monroe was forced to live with her foster parents. After a few years, Gladys bought a small house with a loan, and Monroe moved in.
As Gladys’s health gets worsened, in January 1934, she was admitted to a Metropolitan State Hospital, where she spent the rest of her life. And since then, she never met Monroe. Being eight at that time, Monroe was adopted by Gladys’s friend, Grace as the legal guardian. During her time in Grace’s home, she was sexually abused by Grace’s husband. Because of this, she started living with her relatives. and Grace’s relatives.
Apart from her personal life, she also had to face her directors and co-stars. She soon developed an image of a very spoiled actress, and with her, the movie caused a lot of problems in production. As a result, she was having difficulty finding movies with the right wages and the right agreement.
This was just a brief story about her, and if you want to know more about her personal and professional life, I do recommend reading about her on Wikipedia.