Joe DiMaggio Was So Devastated By Marilyn Monroe’s Death, He Developed An Obsessive Way Of Coping

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It’s 3:00 a.m. on the morning of August 6, 1962. Norma Jeane Mortenson’s housekeeper is trying to raise her boss, but the bedroom door is locked. Panicking, the maid calls Mortenson’s psychiatrist who rushes to the scene. The doctor then breaks into Mortenson’s room only to find her dead. Mortenson is of course much better known as Marilyn Monroe – and her death will have a devastating impact on another American legend: Joe DiMaggio.

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