Charles Manson's cause of death has been revealed. The cult leader's death certificate has been unearthed by TMZ and shows what killed the notorious criminal was acute cardiac arrest and complications from colon cancer.
The death certificate shows that cardiac arrest was the immediate cause of death. Other underlying causes were respiratory failure and metastatic colon cancer.
Although the infamous cult leader died on November 19, his body has yet to be buried. The Associated Press reports that relatives and associates are currently battling over Manson's estate, including his music and two guitars (He was reportedly a failed musician) as well as the rights to trademark his image.
Charles Manson was known for ordering the murders of seven people in the summer of 1969. He was the leader of the so-called "Manson Family," a group of followers that killed for him. On August 9, 1969, the Family murdered actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months’ pregnant, celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, coffee fortune heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent. The next night, the group killed supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.
Manson himself didn’t physically participate in the killings but he did order them. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He was denied parole 12 times.
He died at the age of 83.
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