One of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, Charles Manson, who was very likely the most culturally and inscrutable persistent, died on Sunday in Kern County, Calif. He died at age 83 and had been in prison for most of his life.
According to a statement released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Manson died of natural causes in a hospital.
Murderer Charles Manson Dies of Natural Causes In Hospital At Age 83
Manson was a semiliterate habitual criminal and failed musician before coming to attention in the late 1960s as the wild-eyed leader of the Manson family, a murderous band of young drifters in California.
Manson, who was convicted of nine murders in all, was mostly known for the seven brutal killings collectively called the Tate-LaBianca murders, which were committed by his followers on two consecutive August nights in 1969.
Murderer Charles Manson killed Sharon Tate (death body)
The most famous of the victims was Sharon Tate, who was an actress and was married to a film director Roman Polanski. At the time she was killed, Sharon was eight and a half months pregnant.