Susan Atkins


Age: 61


Summary: mass murderer and a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, in which Tate was one of seven people murdered in two Los Angeles homes during the Manson cult's bloody rampage in August 1969, who was the first of the convicted killers to die less than a month after a parole board turned down her last chance at freedom earlier this month during her battle with terminal brain cancer, and who had been in prison longer than any women currently incarcerated in California.



Cause of Death: Brain cancer


Born: May 7, 1948


Died: September 24, 2009


Location: Chowchilla, California