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Charles Manson Has Died at the Age of 83

Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, died Sunday in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital, Variety reported late last night. He was 83.

The California Department of Corrections released a statement reading, “Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital.”

Manson returned to the hospital in mid-November after being hospitalized in January. He was transferred out of Corcoran State Prison, where he had been serving nine life sentences. He had been denied parole 12 times.

Explains the site, the shocking murders brought the carefree hippie era of the late 1960s to a dark end, with Manson and his followers becoming infamous cultural figures. Though he didn’t commit the Tate and LaBianca murders himself, the Corrections Department said, “On December 13, 1971, Manson received a first-degree murder conviction from Los Angeles County for the July 25, 1969, death of Gary Hinman and another first-degree murder conviction for the August 1969 death of Donald Shea.”

Though the murders took place nearly 50 years ago, they continued to have a hold over the popular imagination, notes the site. Quentin Tarantino agreed with Sony Pictures on Nov. 17 to develop his 1969-based movie project that has the events surrounding Manson as a background. The current season of “American Horror Story” portrayed the Manson family in the “Charles (Manson) in Charge” episode. You can read more about Manson’s history over at Variety.



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86 Comments
  • Kori Batchelor

    One less monster in the world. Good riddance.

  • DS Ullery

    Loathe as I am to celebrate any death, this is a clear instance of the world being a slightly better place for his absence. Charles Manson added nothing but destruction and chaos to the human experience. No big loss.

    • Mamet006

      He gave plenty of great quotes. What have you given us?

  • John Connor

    He never killed anyone.

    Hated by many because of the media’s portrayal of him.

    • hey john totally agree. same with hitler! he gets a bad rap but he never pulled the switch! media just loves to paint hitler as a villain. he never killed anyone.

      • sliceanddice

        Either troll or genius of sarcasm.

      • IWC-3PO

        …and he painted lovely watercolor landscapes. A true renaissance man….

      • John Connor

        Just like those damn horror movies.

    • Adam Doll

      If people would actually listen to what he said they might learn something. If people listened to his comments about the environment back in the 60’s maybe we wouldn’t be living in a filthy cesspool now.

      • Travis_Bickle

        Mason did warn us about global warming and melting of polar ice caps. Just not the most credible source at the time ya know?

      • The Schwab

        Environmentalism isn’t anything new. Most of the 1960’s hippie/flower children warned of the same back then. And, yes, even if Manson was a quote-unquote long haired singer, he wasn’t a true hippie in his racist beliefs and in what he masterminded and did. Thus, him being labeled as a part of the movement hurt it. Like BIGTIME!

        • Adam Doll

          First off I never called him a hippie, only that he was concerned about the enviroment. Part of the reason why he wanted to start a race war was because even back then he realized, like any rational person would, that the human population on this planet would eventually reach a point where the planet wouldn’t be able to support it. A point that it rapidly aproaching.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATWA

    • Yes, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) never killed anyone.
      They are hated by many because of the media’s portrayal of them. lmao

      • Travis_Bickle

        Oh christ…here we go…

        • Saturn

          ….And don’t get me started on all those deaths that can be attributed to that Christ geezer!

          • Travis_Bickle

            *bangs head against wall* no….

          • Saturn

            Travis, remember I’m a Brit – we’re almost always 75% tongue in cheek at all times. You should know this by now!

          • Travis_Bickle

            Wanker

          • Saturn

            Wanker?
            I hardly knew her……
            ‘)

          • Or his father. He can technically be responsible for every death ever!

          • Saturn

            Indeed, but His followers always blame the other guy….

        • I was being sarcastic, of course.
          ISIL are monsters, as Charles Manson was one.

    • Saturn

      Same as Adolf Hitler – never killed anybody.
      But he still influenced others to do so.

      ****edit****

      Seems the Dutchess beat me to the punch.

      • Travis_Bickle

        Dude…did you just compare Mason to Hitler? We’re better then this.

        • Saturn

          If Manson had his way there would have been millions killed in his insane “Race War”.
          Thankfully it hasn’t happened. Yet.

          Helter Skelter, baby!

          • Travis_Bickle

            You know a Helter Skelter is a British amusement park ride right?

          • Saturn

            Yes – I’m British.
            I know that The Beatles were referring to said ride.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Just checking…most folks don’t know that.

          • Saturn

            It’s cool.

          • Mamet006

            Did you know Jesus was a Jew? Did you know race car backwards is race car? Did you?

        • He might not be quite as bad as Hitler, but the point that Saturn is trying to make is that manipulating other people to get their hands dirty for you doesn’t make you innocent.

          • Travis_Bickle

            I got the point, but 7 people vs 10 million is a little more then getting your hands dirty. Just a strange comparison is all.

          • Batcat

            Oh hell, Hitler’s war laid waste to an entire continent, costing the lives of over 50 million(!) people and destroyed most of Europe’s ethnic minorities, particularly the Jews, with 6 million deaths. It’s doubtful any monster in fiction could ever compare to him and those in that regime.

            As for Manson…too much publicity was afforded this man who saw himself as the devil and to millions of people was the personification of such. It’s a relief that fellow horror fans enjoy the fantasy and can detest the reality that men like him created.

          • Makes sense.

    • Graham Dalrymple

      Lmao good one,you get your talking out of your ass though right?

    • You think him not doing the dirty work makes him innocent?

      • John Connor

        How do you feel about George W. Bush?
        Or any President that decides to send death somewhere?
        How do you feel about religions?

        • Those are legalities. And since you asked, Bush shouldn’t have attacked Iraq (they are not Al Queda and we had no evidence they were behind 911). However, this isn’t even close to the same thing as a racist manipulating a cult into murdering people. Not even remotely.

          If a president has a genuine reason to go to war, then they are justified. Still not the same thing.

          And if some radical Christian, Muslim, ETC, decides to have people murdered for disagreeing with them, they are also in the wrong. Still does not excuse Charlie Manson.

    • DS Ullery

      This is a common misconception. While it is true Manson orchestrated but did not commit the Tate-Labianca murders, he was found guilty of first degree murder for direct involvement in the deaths of Gary Hinman and another man (his first name was Don. I don’t remember his last name, but they called the guy “Shorty”).

      And Manson painted a vivid picture of himself as an unrepentant, repugnant, racist asshole on his own steam. All the media did was capture it.

  • AlsDisciple

    When I read that he was clinging to life and my first thought was “Hopefully life does not cling back.”

  • IWC-3PO

    This news inspires me to rewatch Helter Skelter. Epic performance by Steve Railsback as Manson and also Marilyn Burns as Linda Kasabian.

  • sliceanddice

    Very interesting to see this here. I always think its important as consumers of this art form that we often reflect on its reality as well as its fantasy.

    • Master99

      I am only here for the fantasy stuff. I love horror movies and sometimes find myself cheering for the bad guy (Jason, Michael, etc), but it makes me sick when I hear about soulless scum like Manson. He didn’t deserve 83 years on this earth.

  • SupernaturalCat

    “Manson” (Bob Odenkirk) from The Ben Stiller Show (1992)
    It’s a parody of the old 1950s “Lassie” tv show, with Manson as the family pet.

  • Travis_Bickle

    I mean…you have your friends murder Seven 100% innocent people(8 technically) you rot in jail until you are old and grey. Sorry…GFYS Charlie…

  • RJ MacReady

    That is so sad…said no one ever.

  • Geno1987

    A few decades late but, at least theirs one less tainted soul in the world.

  • Lady Bathory

    One racist, misogynist piece of crap less on this earth. Nice job, Reaper! 🙂 Next stop White House!

    • KnegaKnick

      Agreed

    • Master99

      Charles Manson is one of the sickest most despicable people to walk the earth. For you to compare the president to him shows how messed up you are your in the head. Please take your political views to a different site.

      • Lady Bathory

        Yeah I know…the comparison is a bit unfair to Manson. And I’ll “take my political views” wherever I want 🙂

        • dukeblues

          Whiny libs spreading hate wherever they can. Pathetic really. Not surprised though

          • KnegaKnick

            Whiny pubs.

          • Adam Sheppard

            Personal political views should have no place on this site. I’ve always enjoyed the users comments on all things horror genre related here, Now its been tainted by trash.

          • KnegaKnick

            I agree with you. Let’s keep it horror

          • scooby279 .

            Hypocrite

          • KnegaKnick

            Your mom.

          • Lady Bathory

            You can’t completely separate horror from the “outside world”. Manson’s death isn’t pure horror entertainment news, since his life and actions also reflected social and political aspects of his time.

      • Hank_Scorpio

        People like that are irrational children ruled by hyper emotional drivel. Best to ignore.

    • Alexander Howlin

      You called the president a “racist, misogynist piece of crap.” I wouldn’t call that a “political view,” I would call that a moral depravity. Where are the site moderators when you need them?

      • KnegaKnick

        Well, she is correct. It’s not up for debate.

        • scooby279 .

          Crazy Democrats wouldn’t expect anything else from them.

    • scooby279 .

      People like you is what is wrong with this country, don’t like the president fine, but you don’t have to be hateful and just say stupid shit.

      • Lady Bathory

        The so-called president keeps making hateful statements almost every day. He called neo Nazis “very fine people” after one of them killed an innocent woman. He keeps insulting and devaluing women, and sexual and ethnic minorities…
        You reap what you sow. If I’m making alt-right bigots and trump minions uncomfortable, I know I’m doing the right thing.

  • Can’t say I’m saddened by this news. If that makes me a bad human being, at least I know that a worse one is no longer with us.

  • KnegaKnick

    Should’ve been aborted.

  • Meatwad

    Rot in hell you bastard.

  • Necro

    No condolences or sympathies coming from me on this one! The only thing ‘interesting’ about him is the manipulation and control he had over his ‘family’. Just like other cult leaders, to be able to convince others to do some heinous shit is really intriguing to me. And no I don’t condone what the piece of shit did or didn’t do. Rot in hell you sick fuck and thanks for the books!

  • Hank_Scorpio

    Smoke a turd in Hell you evil POS…..

  • Andres Rojas

    This guy doesn’t deserve a post in this site. I hate seeing his face related to my horror icons like Freddy, Jason or Michael Myers. It scares me people can’t diferentiate fiction from reality.

    • SupernaturalCat

      In reality, there are sociopaths in all walks of life who invariably attract and influence sycophant underlings who do their bidding …be it at a street crime level, and/or even much more so in the white collar corporate world. As much of a low-life huckster Manson was, he actually wasn’t as much of an anomaly as he was made out to be, and was subsequently used by establishment interests to black-mark the end of the Counter Culture, as he embodied the worst characteristics that establishment interests had been desperate to have all of Middle Class, Archie Bunker, Wonderbread land believe went hand-in-hand with all pot smoking “dirty hippies.”

    • DeadFuck

      It does seem ill mannered considering the fun nature of this site and what it stands for

  • gary41172

    Who gives a fuck Brad? You’ll post about Charles Manson, but wipe your slate clean of Victor Salva? You’re a tucking hypocrite!

    • DeadFuck

      Manson’s acts shocked and terrified a generation. Salva is a pervert who preyed on his underage actor. Just how are they the same?

      • gary41172

        Hmmmm let’s see. One preyed upon an underage actor, and the other preyed upon and led a murderous cult. No, I don’t see any connection at all.

        • DeadFuck

          So why are you comparing the two? Why do you even want Victor Salva news anyway?

          • gary41172

            Because, like I said before, if you’re going to talk shit about one, yet praise someone else and lavish attention on another, whom is just as bad for his actions, then why would one act like it’s ok to?

          • DeadFuck

            What?

          • DeadFuck

            Point is, you want to hear about Victor Salva because you are probably a pedophile

          • gary41172

            Hmmmm no, I am no pedophile. I am against any type of abuse, especially to kids. But, what would I expect from a sick fuck who thinks like you do? Oh wait, not a sick fuck, but a Dead Fuck!

  • Good.

  • Blaz138

    The very least interesting cultist there ever was

  • Blaz138

    Basically an Alabama meth addict

  • Biscoito18

    May Satan have his soul, if he has one.

  • bigval

    Adios. Glad they did away with the death penalty and this scumbag rotted away in jail for almost 50 years. I watched an old documentary on the Manson family from 1972 the other night and it was just so sad to see those young girls even after him being convicted and in jail a few years still swearing blind allegiance to him and caressing shot guns on the ranch and talking about love is death, death is love and all this crap.

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