When movie goddess Marilyn Monroe’s naked body was found on her bed at her Hollywood home, it was assumed she had killed herself.
Devastated by tangled affairs with American President John F Kennedy and brother Bobby, the 36-year-old star of The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot was said to have overdosed on sleeping pills.
But so many things didn’t add up that conspiracy theories began immediately.
Now, nearly 50 years after her death on August 5, 1962, a bombshell book claims to finally reveal who murdered Marilyn.
Investigative author Darwin Porter — who knew the star — claims five Mafia hoodlums working under orders from mob boss Sam Giancana carried out the hit.
But he believes Bobby, who secretly visited Marilyn with his British brother-in-law Peter Lawford hours before she died, had a lot to do with her death.
“Of course Bobby didn’t do it,” Porter tells the Mirror, in an exclusive interview. “He was a very smart man.
“Sam Giancana had the motive to kill her — she was threatening to blow the lid off his operations.
“But it also begs the question, did someone pay him to murder Marilyn?
“And if someone did pay him, the only person I can think of is a Kennedy.