Charles Manson calls off wedding over fiancée’s plan to display his corpse
Famed serial killer, and lesser known balladeer, Charles Manson recently ended his engagement to 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton aka "Star" after finding out her plans to make money off of his dead body.
According to journalist Daniel Simone, Burton was hoping to gain access to Manson’s corpse through marriage so she and her friends could display it in a glass case in LA.
The 80-year-old groom-to-be got wind of Burton’s plans and decided to call off the wedding. But according to Simone, Manson was more than skeptical his ex-fiancee’s plans as, “he feels he will never die" and "therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with."
For more a thorough exploration of Star and Charles Manson, read Erik Hedegaard 2013 profile in The Rolling Stone.