Cult leader and overall nasty individual Charles Manson died last night in a Bakersfield hospital, he was 83-years-old.
Having attracted a group of loyal followers in the 60’s called the “Manson family,” some of those members would go on a two-day killing spree in Hollywood at Manson’s behest in 1969, taking the life of a nearly full-term pregnant Sharon Tate.
Other victims that night were celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail AnFolger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Earl Parent. The next night they would take the lives of Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary.
Manson hoped these murders would ultimately start “Helter Skelter” or an apocalyptic race war.
On April 22, 1971 Manson was convicted and sent to prison on seven counts of first-degree murder. He would later be found guilty on two other counts of first-degree murder.
According to California department of Corrections he died of natural causes.
Recently Quentin Tarantino has been shopping Hollywood elite to star in his penultimate feature film about Charles Manson and the “Manson Family.”
We recently reported that Tom Cruise may be up for the lead, but no details of that collaboration have been finalized.