Abuse like those that the victims of Jeffrey Epstein suffered leaves scars that never go away. These are three of the most famous celebrities whose tragic suicides were the result of scars they could not heal.
Marilyn Monroe was in the foster care system for most of her childhood. She suffered sexual abuse multiple times throughout her life.
Monroe was open about her experiences with abuse. And in 1962, at 36 years old, Marilyn Monroe was found dead by drug overdose. There are rumors foul play was involved, but considering Monroe’s experiences with severe abuse, her drug addiction is not surprising.
According to ACEs Connection, a 1998 study shows that Kurt Cobain was likely abused sexually as a child. “There were alleged sex offenders on both sides of Kurt’s family tree,” they write. “His great-uncle on his father’s side killed himself before he was to be arraigned for raping a child, and a cousin of Kurt’s disclosed as an adult that he was raped by a maternal great-uncle of Kurt’s.”
Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27.