Cult leader Charles Manson’s funeral took place in Porterville, California, on Monday, four months after he passed away in a prison hospital.
Manson, 83, died on November 19, 2017, from acute cardiac arrest, according to the Kern County coroner. For several months after his death, the notorious cult leader’s body was stored on ice as a tumultuous battle over his remains began between his grandson, Jason Freeman, and other fans and associates of the infamous Manson.
A judge ultimately granted Freeman the rights to Manson’s property and his remains, as well as any funeral arrangements. Around 25 to 30 people showed up to the funeral. Apparently, the only former “Manson family” member to show up was Sandra Good.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Mark Pitcher, the pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Porterville, provided the sermon for the brief, quiet funeral service.
According to TMZ, Manson’s body was so decomposed that a mortuary cosmetologist had to put an ample amount of makeup on him, as evidenced in a photo taken by a TMZ photographer.
Charles Manson Has Open Casket Funeral Before He Was Cremated https://t.co/3ALnbrl5Ah
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 19, 2018
After the funeral, Manson was cremated and his ashes spread across in a nearby creek. TMZ reports that the creepy cult leader’s ashes blew back into some of the guests’ faces due to the windy weather.
[Feature Photo: Charles Manson/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation]