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Instead she decided to come clean, explaining in an interview that she had been broke at the time. Her life was cut short with her death in at age Murphy said about 45 photos were taken by Moran during the time, but only 15 were turned into pastels. The Minneapolis-based online gallery, which boasts a collection of vintage illustrated art, said the pastel pin-ups of Norma Jeane Mortenson — Monroe's birth name — were based on black-and-white photos that were never publicly released. Investigators ruled it a "probable suicide.