Charles Manson’s cause of death revealed

Cult leader passed away in November

Charles Manson’s cause of death has been revealed following the release of his death certificate.

Notorious cult leader Manson died in a hospital in California last month (November 19). He was 83. At the time, his death was described as being due to natural causes.

Now, TMZ has published Manson’s death certificate, which reveals that he died of acute cardiac arrest, respiratory failure and colon cancer.


Meanwhile, Manson’s corpse remains unburied amid a battle over his estate, the Associated Press reports. So far, three parties have claimed ownership of the Manson estate, including a man who claims to be Manson’s grandson.

Charles Manson on his way to court in 1969

Charles Manson shocked the world in 1969 after leading the Manson Family, a notorious cult that committed the murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight other victims on his orders. Tate was found stabbed to death in her Hollywood home, while other victims included celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring and coffee empire heiress Abigail Folger.

When police investigated the deaths, they discovered that Manson had sent his followers to commit the murders as part of a belief that it would start a race war which had been prophesied in ‘Helter Skelter’ by The Beatles.

After being sentenced to death in 1971, his conviction was eventually commuted into a life sentence, with Manson remaining imprisoned in California until his death.

Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino is thought to be working on a Charles Manson biopic.