Charles Manson’s alleged last words will be revealed in a new documentary following his death on Sunday.
REELZ, the cable network, revealed a teaser for its new program due next year. But it will now premiere Dec. 3 in light of his death.
“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,” he said, according to TMZ, which got the recording.
“What do you think is gonna happen when I die?”
Manson also denied responsibility for the seven killings for which he and his followers were convicted. “’I never ordered nobody to do anything. They were always free to leave,” he said.
“I’ve been deep in thought in solitary confinement for almost 40 years thinking what the hell does all this mean, who does that fit, where does that work?” he later said. “And the stuff that I’ve come up with, man, it’s just unbelievable.”
“You are for you. I am for me. I’m for Charlie,” he finally says.
According to Reuters, Manson died of natural causes Sunday evening at a Kern County hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. It gave no further details of the circumstances surrounding his death.
He had been serving a life sentence at the nearby Corcoran State Prison for ordering the murders of nine people, including actress Sharon Tate.
Manson became one of the 20th century’s most notorious criminals when he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war.
Denied his request to represent himself during his 9-1/2 month trial, Manson showed up in court with an “X” carved into his forehead, and would later alter it into a swastika.
Co-defendants Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkel cut “X”s into their foreheads, shaved their scalps, sang Manson-written songs, and giggled through chilling testimony.
At one point, Manson tried to leap over the defense table at the judge, snarling: “In the name of Christian justice, someone should cut your head off.” The judge began carrying a gun afterward.
Reuters contributed to this report.