Charles Manson Dies Of Natural Causes, Age 83

Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his “family” of young followers, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

Manson died of natural causes Sunday evening at a Kern County hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. It gave no further details of the circumstances surrounding his death but he was hospitalized for gastrointestinal issues at Bakersfield Hospital in January 2017. 

Manson had been serving a life sentence at the nearby Corcoran State Prison for ordering the murders of nine people, including actress Sharon Tate.

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Cult leader Charles Manson died of natural causes on Sunday, age 83; he is pictured above in August this year

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