Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood… They could have been starring The Death and the Maiden. Why are their deaths so mysterious? Can an icon die?
The Maiden and the Death, I love this myth and I’ve written several times about it. Today, we have started the day with disturbing news: Whitney Houston could have been murdered by drug dealers!
Once again, a famous beautiful woman, an icon of her time, dies under mysterious circumstances. Once again, the Death defeats the Maiden, but the Maiden will life forever as a ghost, without a known end, almost immortal.
Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962, from an overdose of barbiturates. This was the official dictum, a dictum nobody has never believed. And it’s most likely…, but a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol cannot die and then, every kind of conjectures has been established. Result: Marilyn Monroe is with us forever, as we like it.
Same happens with Natalie Wood, another cultural icon and great sex symbol, this time brunette. Natalie Wood died on November 29, 1981, at age 43. Ofically, she drowned near Santa Catalina Island, California at the time of her last film, Brainstorm. Her death was declared an accident for 31 years but recently, after a new investigation, the cause was reclassified as ‘undetermined’ and we have Natalie again with us, as she never would had died.
Then, why not to revive Whitney Houston? We also love her, we also need her, life is better with her. Whitney Houston died on February 11 of this year. An overdose again. An overdose? Now a private investigator from Hollywood, Paul Huebl, has just said he has new proofs and he has given them to the FBI. Because Whitney Houston couldn’t have a secure death and everything must be so confusing as ever to begin to doubt about her end.
The Death cannot defeat the Maiden. At least not in a clear way.
Happy New Year, readers!