Marilyn Monroe dies, August 5, 1962
She lies naked, facedown on her bed. She is dead. The Los Angeles coroner will later conclude that the actress died from an overdose of barbiturates. Yet her stomach is almost completely empty, with no residue whatsoever. Mafia lore suggests that Chicago mafioso Sam Giancana conspired to have Marilyn Monroe killed as revenge for Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s ongoing investigations into organized crime. Monroe phoned Bobby several times in 1962, distraught over the end of her affair with President Kennedy. However, any involvement by Bobby Kennedy, whether it was suicide or murder, is a conspiracy theory without substance.