Charles Manson Died Of “Megacolon,” Attacked Doctors On His Deathbed

Charles Manson [Wikimedia Commons]Charles Manson [Wikimedia Commons]

He may be dead finally, but details continue to emerge about Charles Manson’s medical condition, his mental state, and his final days on earth.

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An eyewitness who was present inside the operating room where doctors made a last attempt to save 83-year-old Manson has revealed that the cult leader “went beserk” and fought back. As doctors tried to subdue Manson, he reportedly fought back until his dying breath. “He was clawing at his smock. Guards came flooding into the room! It was a big commotion,” the source told 

The operation was performed at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, California, a few days before Manson died on November 19, according to the source. He was reportedly suffering from a condition called “megacolon,” in which a person’s large intestine is swollen far beyond its normal size.

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Manson was serving nine life sentences at Corcoran prison for orchestrating a 1969 murder spree that left seven dead, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Though Manson was old and frail, he was reportedly still housed inside a glass room so he could be watched at all times, and guards were posted at the end of each hallway.

Meanwhile, Manson’s former prison counselor from San Quentin has revealed that he believed that Manson was not crazy — just evil. “He had the power to scare the hell outta ya,” former Prison Administrator Edward George told KRON4. “He liked the reputation of being the most evil guy in the world, the most dangerous.”

George said that even while he was in prison, Manson was manipulative. He could get George to grant him small privileges in exchange for more insight or information into how the Family functioned, for example. Although they formed a bond of sorts, Manson would also threaten to have George “butchered,” boasting that he had people on the outside who would take care of it for him.

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In his final years Manson reportedly grew obsessed with the occult — especially voodoo dolls. “He was making little dolls, like voodoo dolls, of people,” said retired Los Angeles County Prosecutor Stephen Kay. “And he would stick needles in them, hoping to injure the live person the doll was fashioned after.” Following his death, at least one of the Manson string voodoo dolls has popped up for sale on a murderabilia site.

To learn more about Charles Manson, watch Investigation Discovery’s Manson: The Prison Tapes on ID GO now!

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Main photo: Charles Manson [Wikimedia Commons]

  • Shauna Lauer-Nichols

    How was someone who was kept in a full glass cell so he could be watched at all times since he was soooo dangerous granted needles to stick into his handmade voodoo doll??? That really doesn’t make any sense, a needle can easily be used as a weapon, I don’t see someone in such High Security being given access to needles. I’m not saying the dolls don’t exist, but him having needled sounds like some serious story telling to me… I call some major BS on that one, and if Actually true, then Corcoran is not a very good prison, and I have some serious doubts to the intellect of the guards there.

    • Mary Jane The Logical

      Because arts and crafts still happen in jail and one can’t likely hurt anyone but themselves with a pin.. Do you know what a strip search includes? Everything from his hears, mouth and butt was searched. Pretty sure heavily armed guards aren’t concerned with pins..

  • Not Scorsese

    Coming soon on SyFy: MEGACOLON~!

    Guess that’s close to rectal cancer.

    • Steve

      Megacolon vs. Sharknado……I can’t wait.

  • SometimeInTheMorning

    Violent until the very end…shocker.

    MEGACOLON sounds painful. And that makes me happy. Hope he was in absolute agony until his dying breath.

    • MMW

      Shame on you and shame on these sleaze stories. Violent until the end? Wrong. Are you in the healthcare field? Are these sleaze mags in the healthcare field.? You would be surprised what many people do when they are close to death. Any of us might react like this. Karma will find you.

      • Maria Alicia Longoria

        I agree. The guy was probably scared and in pain and senile. God is the one to judge here.

        • Mary Jane The Logical

          Exactly. And God chose to give him a brutal, painful end 🙂

      • Mary Jane The Logical

        Karma found Manson LOL I am so happy he spent his last days miserable and scared.

  • Maria Alicia Longoria

    Enough about this supposedly “evil” man. The people scared enough to believe him were stupid. What a joke, the guy was in a glass cell and there is no proof he even killed one person.

  • Melinda Swain

    I would advise the little children who have posted thus far to find out who Charles Manson was, what he was, and why he was viewed as evil incarnate. Certainly not a poor little old man who needed a pat on the back at the end of his life. Ask Debra Tate about Charles Manson, then post some more yakking BS about HIS pain.

    • Martha Bartha

      He had a horrible childhood. Understandable.

      • Melinda Swain

        Many people have horrible childhoods and don’t become evil personified. Perhaps those not old enough to remember the crime have a lenient viewpoint. There is no possible excuse for this man, he apparently enjoyed being evil.

        • Martha Bartha

          He had his reasons👿……………..

          • Melinda Swain

            You really need to talk to Debra Tate…and a good psychiatrist. You’re hilarious to say the least, trying to score one for Charles Manson.

          • Martha Bartha

            He wasn’t all wrong.😱

          • MMW

            People like Melinda don’t want to hear it Martha. Its easier to label someone and automatically say someone is a Charlie follower. Talk to Debra Tate? No one needs to talk to her. She jumps at the chance to be in front of the cameras whenever she can. Melinda needs the psychiatrist to figure out why she is so one dimensional

          • MMW

            Melinda doesn’t want to hear it and her opinion is one dimensional and silly

          • Martha Bartha

            Well thats how I feel!😱

        • MMW

          Saying someone is evil is very convenient isn’t it? Its in all of us we just don’t want to face it. Enjoyed being evil? You really don’t know what you are saying.

    • MMW

      Melinda, why dont you grow up and read more before you comment? You’re probably younger than me anyway

      • Melinda Swain

        I will leave you with the best information to get you through life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

        • MMW

          Melinda if that is your advice then you should read it for yourself. Your knowledge is very impressive but please remember these: ” If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.” — Matthew 6.14-15
          “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ answered Jesus, ‘but seventy times seven…'” — Matthew 18.21-22

  • Mary Jane The Logical

    Anyone who buys items from a rapist or murderer let us know they’re not curious about the crime or the victims or justice, they’re as bad as the murderers, buying trophies.

  • Kannibal Twizt

    R.I.P. Manson