Charles Manson, the infamous mass murderer and former cult leader who led what became known as the Manson Family, is dead at the age of 83-years-old. Upon being hospitalized a week ago, it was reportedly “only a matter of time” until his passing.
Manson brought to a Bakersfield hospital on Sunday, November 11 and was kept there until his passing. Manson had health problems in early 2017. In January, Manson was hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding and needed surgery to repair a lesion.
After being convicted, Manson was originally sentenced to death, however, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment when California invalidated the state’s death penalty statute in 1972. Manson served nine life terms in California prisons and was denied parole 12 times.
Manson was serving his multiple life sentences at California State Prison in Corcoran.
Charles Manson Cause of Death
Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes.
About Charles Mason
Charles Manson was the head of the cult known as The Manson Family. He taught his followers that they were the reincarnation of “the original Christians” and “the Romans were the establishment.”
The Manson Family was a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s, gaining national notoriety follwoing the infamous murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969 by Tex Watson and three other members of the Family, who were acting under the instructions of Manson.
The Manson Family was also responsible for numerous of other murders, as well as the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.
Manson believed in what he called “Helter Skelter”, which he believed to be an impending apocalyptic race war. Manson took the phrase from the Beatles’ song of the same name.