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The Los Angeles home that was the final residence of film legend Marilyn Monroe, where her body was discovered more than six decades ago, is being slated for demolition.

The New York Post reported the 2,624-square-foot home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the city’s Brentwood section was recently acquired for a sum estimated to be near $8.35 million. The new owner filed paperwork with the city’s Department of Building and Safety for demolition, and the department gave its approval for a “plan check” on Sept. 5. While this represents the first phase of a demolition process, the formal permit for the property’s destruction has yet to be approved.

The one-story, Hacienda-style estate was built in 1929 and includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms – about $790,000 in today’s money. Six months later, the 36-year-old actress was discovered dead at the home from a barbiturate overdose.





Cover photo of Marilyn Monroe in “The Misfits” (1961) courtesy of United Artists; photo of the Monroe home via Zillow.