Charles Manson’s ‘final words’ have been revealed in a new TV documentary called Charles Manson: The Final Words.
Cable network REELZ have released the trailer for their programme in the wake of the infamous serial killer’s death, two days ago.
In the trailer, you can hear Manson’s ruminations on his own fame and notoriety:
He says in the clip, obtained exclusively by TMZ:
I’m the most famous human being not only that is alive, but the most famous human being that has ever lived and I’m not even dead yet.
What do you think is gonna happen when I die?
The documentary features conversations between Manson and film-maker Rob Zombie, who began receiving phone calls from Manson last year.
In the teaser, Manson also denies responsibility for the murders for which he was convicted.
Charles Manson: The Final Words was due to air next year, but in the wake of Manson’s death, has been bumped to next month to capitalise on the public attention.
The teaser finishes with Manson uttering the ominous words:
You are for you. I am for me. I’m for Charlie.
This comes after Debra Tate – the sister of Manson’s most famous victim – says she doesn’t blame Manson as much as she does the ‘Family’, (referring to the Manson-led cult which sparked terror in Hollywood).
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She told TMZ:
Charlie was the least of my worries. He did set all of this in motion but it’s the hands of all the other members that are all still very much alive and rallying to get out of prison who decided how ugly and how heinous these acts were going to be.
So in my mind he was the lesser of my concerns.
Manson’s health had been steadily deteriorating for some time – in January he was hospitalised for severe intestinal bleeding and although it was found he needed surgery, he was deemed too weak by doctors and sent back to prison.
The cruel leader of the so-called Manson family was convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people back in August 1969, while on a bloody killing spree in Los Angeles.
Sharon Tate’s brutal murder left the world shocked – she was stabbed 16 times while eight and a half months pregnant, as the family left the word ‘pig’ daubed on her front door.
Manson and his group allegedly committed the murders in an attempt to start an apocalyptic race war, he termed ‘the Helter Skelter’ – this phrase is said to have been taken from The Beatles’ song of the same name.
Before his crimes, Manson enjoyed extremely limited success as a musician, through a chance association with Beach Boys founder, Dennis Wilson. However, since his incarceration, a number of musicians have covered his music.
Manson’s crimes saw him become something of a morbid pop-culture icon and his trademark swastika tattoo in the middle of his brow has become synonymous with the evil killer.
The documentary will air December 3 at 9pm on REELZ.