Marilyn Monroe died 51 years ago Monday.
The Los Angeles Times' front page the following day - August 6, 1962 (51 years ago today) shows the impact of the icon's loss at the age of 36:
The star died of a drug overdose under circumstances that are still debated to this day. What is not debated is that her legend has only grown since.
Marilyn. Her name alone says it all.
A woman blessed with beauty, shrouded in mystery, befallen by tragedy and passing away at far too young an age, Monroe was ahead of her time.