Desperate to achieve fame by any means necessary, Manson was ahead of his time: Today, the delirious pursuit of fame has gone mainstream.
If no one claims the remains of cult leader and killer Charles Manson, it's unclear what will happen to his body. Will it find an anonymous California grave or face dissection in an anatomy lab?
Charles Manson, who has died aged 83, was a cult leader par excellence.
The murderous cult leader's notoriety has not diminished over four decades in a US jail.
What makes cults so attractive to their followers?