Vincent Bugliosi


Age: 80

Summary: prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial who later wrote the best-selling true-crime book Helter Skelter and won convictions of Manson and three followers for the shocking 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, in which the trial was a marathon showcase for the bizarre lifestyle of Manson and his tribe of followers known as The Manson Family becoming the longest and most expensive criminal trial in Los Angeles history at the time, and whose biggest success came from writing true-crime and non-fiction books after the trial.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: August 18, 1934

Died: June 6, 2015

Los Angeles, California