Charles Manson, the psychopathic cult leader who masterminded heinous murders in 1960s that shocked America, has died at the age of 83, California prison officials said.
Manson “died of natural causes at 8:13 pm (0213 GMT Monday) on Sunday” at a hospital in Kern County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a brief statement.
Debra Tate — the sister of Sharon Tate, Manson’s most famous victim, — told celebrity website TMZ that she received a call from prison authorities notifying her of the cult leader’s death.
Sharon Tate was the heavily-pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski. She pleaded for the life of her unborn child before she was stabbed to death.
Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August…