Count Frank Sinatra among those who believe Marilyn Monroe was murdered. As soon as her death was announced, theories about how she died bubble up.
The Chairman of the Board’s manager Tony Oppedisano wrote a book about the time he spent with Frank Sinatra which will be released shortly.
Oppedisano says of his memoir, “I tried to paint the portrait of a man very few people got to know as well as I did. I think he knew someday I’d share the stories he wanted the world to know.
While there certainly are many behind-the-scenes revelations in the upcoming book, the comments about Marilyn Monroe are striking a chord because of the pair’s close friendship.
“Frank believed she was murdered,” Oppedisano wrote in his memoir “Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours.”
Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra trying to decide who’s paying the bill. pic.twitter.com/I8fGU6Fmjs
— Stella Hurst (@stellahrst) March 12, 2019
Marilyn Monroe Was Reuniting With Joe DiMaggio
Marilyn had a lot to celebrate but instead she was found dead on August 4, 1962. She was 36 years old.
She was preparing for an upcoming press conference to announce she was getting back with her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio.
In fact, the weekend before her death in 1962, she was with the baseball legend at Cal Neva Lodge, which Frank Sinatra partially owned.
“Frank believed if the press conference hadn’t been announced, she would have lived a lot longer,” Sinatra’s manager wrote.
Oppedisano believes the buzz about the press conference was interpreted as Monroe’s intentions to expose John and Robert Kennedy and their affairs.
It was believed she had affairs with the political giants.
Following Marilyn Monroe’s death, Joe DiMaggio was so devasted, he held a private funeral barring all Hollywood Elite, delivered roses to her grave every week for over 20 years, never remarried & his last words were “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.” pic.twitter.com/8NUoDEUdrq
— WTF Facts (@mrwtffacts) October 20, 2020
There are been many theories about Monroe’s death over the years. Some thought the Kennedys were involved or the mafia and even a cover up by her doctor. But, nothing has ever been proven.
Affair With John And Robert Kennedy
Marilyn reportedly told Sinatra about her affairs with the Kennedy brothers and he believed it.
The book claims that Marilyn “told Frank she didn’t understand why they’d shut her out completely once she stopped having sex with them.”
Robert Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy
Taken at a private party in Manhattan after Monroe sang at a democratic fundraiser in Madison Square Garden, 19 May 1962. Believed to be the only photograph of JFK and Monroe together.
? Cecil Stoughton pic.twitter.com/1A59MzKAbX
— EdwardMO (@EdwardHMO) May 30, 2020
Monroe’s official cause of death was from an overdose and empty pill bottles were found around her room.
Police concluded the starlet’s demise was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probably suicide.”
Sinatra heard that several of mob boss Sam Giancana’s men were involved in Marilyn Monroe’s death and he tended to believe it.
Giancana was rumored to have had a hand in John Kennedy’s 1960 White House victory.
According to his manager, Old Blue Eyes was “haunted” by Marilyn’s death.
They were never lovers, but rather good friends. Sinatra didn’t have a sexual relationship with her, he believed Marilyn was too vulnerable.
“Frank felt she was too troubled, too fragile, for him to sleep with and then walk away,” Oppedisano stated.