Bakersfield, CA – Charles Manson, 83, died Sunday night at 8:13 pm after he had been lingering on the edge of death for several days, which prompted false reports of his death on Friday.
His death was listed as natural causes, according to NY Daily News.
Manson had spent the past few decades in prison after he had ordered his cult to murder seven people in August 1969 in an attempt to start a race war.
On Mason’s orders, Charles Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian and Patricia Krenwinkel murdered Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate, 26 while she was nine month pregnant.
Tate was stabbed 16 times and Watson used her blood to write the word “pig” on the door.
Four other people at the house were killed in the attack. Polanski was out of town at the time.
Manson then joined the four cult members the next night to show them the proper way to kill somebody. They went to the home of a supermarket executive and bound the executive and his wife with lamp cords, put pillow cases over their heads, and then stabbed them to death.
Manson stole a wallet from the scene with the intention of planting it in a black neighborhood so that a black person would find the wallet, use the credit cards, and be blamed for the murders, prompting a race war.
The cult believed that black people would triumph over other races in the race war, but be unable to govern themselves, and at that time Manson’s cult would emerge from hiding to take over leadership of the world.
Manson and several of his cult followers were sentenced to death, which was reduced to life in prison when California stopped the death penalty in 1972. That also made him eligible for parole, which was denied to him several times before he finally died on Sunday.