Marilyn Monroe, whose death at the age of 36, apparently from a drug overdose, the South China Morning Post reported on August 6, 1962. Pictures: Alamy

The August day 55 years ago when Marilyn Monroe died

The film star and sex symbol was found dead in bed from a barbiturates overdose in August 1962

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Marilyn Monroe, whose death at the age of 36, apparently from a drug overdose, the South China Morning Post reported on August 6, 1962. Pictures: Alamy
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