Final Picture Of Charles Manson Taken Before His Death

This is believed to be the very final photograph taken of infamous cult-leader Charles Manson.

Manson, who died age 83 in 2017, orchestrated the brutal murders of Sharon Tate and six other people, in 1969 and spent the rest of his life in prison.

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Credit: AFT

This photo is believed to be the last living image of Manson while he was still alive in Corcoran State Prison in central California.

Manson was cremated and his ashes scattered following a private funeral, which took place four months after his death.

Shortly after his death, a leaked photo of his body, lying in a casket was shared online.

Mark Pitcher, a pastor of the Church of Nazarene, oversaw the funeral. Speaking at the time, he told the Press Association that around 20 to 25 people attended the ceremony, including Mason's grandson Jason Freeman and his partner Audrey.

He left behind a bloody legacy after he organised for members of his cult to murder 26-year-old Sharon Tate - who was heavily pregnant at the time of the murder.

Along with Tate, his followers murdered six people including three of Tate's friends in her Beverly Hills home she shared with director Roman Polanski.

Manson's life has inspired many films and television shows including the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film.

In the film, titled Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Aussie actor Damon Herriman will play the late Mason alongside an already impressive cast including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wrap reports.

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Credit: PA

Al Pacino, Kurt Russel and Dakota Fanning have also all been snapped up for the new movie, which tells the tale of former TV actor Rick Dalton (played by DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt), following their attempts to break into the film industry during 1969 in LA - right at the time of the Manson Family murders.

Fellow Australian, Robbie plays Sharon Tate.

This will be Tarantino's ninth film and one he has been working on for a fairly long time.

This isn't the only time Damon Herriman will take on the character of Manson - he'll also be picking up the role for series two of the Netflix show Mindhunter.

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