9 Celebrities that Tragically Died Too Young


6. Marilyn Monroe  (1926-1962) age 36

Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926 as the third child of Gladys Pearl Monroe (1902 –1984), a negative-cutter at Columbia Pictures. Gladys’ older children, Robert (1917–1933) and Berniece (1919), were from her first marriage to John Newton Baker in 1917–1923. After she had filed for divorce in 1921, Baker had taken the children with him to his native Kentucky.Monroe was not told that she had a sister until she was 12, and met her for the first time as an adult.She died at the age of 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home on August 5, 1962.