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Infamous Cult Leader Charles Manson Has Died, Aged 83

Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died, CBS LA reported. He was 83.

Manson returned to the hospital in mid-November after being hospitalised in January.

He was transferred out of Corcoran State Prison, where he had been serving nine life sentences.

He had been denied parole 12 times. In January, Manson spent several days in a Bakersfield hospital.

The prison system would not comment on his condition, but sources at the time said he had a “serious” illness.

A statement from California prison officials said Manson had been housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison-Corcoran since 1989.

"The unit houses inmates whose safety would be endangered by general population housing," it said.

TMZ states Debra Tate, the sister of Sharon Tate, said she received a call from California’s Corcoran State Prison prison telling her Manson had died at 8:13pm local time on Sunday.

Source: Los Angeles Times and TMZ

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