Marilyn Monroe: Anniversary of icon's death honored by fans 50 years later
So it's no surprise that her fans flocked to celebrate her on the 50th anniversary of her passing on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Fan clubs organized memorials throughout the week, and on Sunday, fans, friends, and relatives held a ceremony at her grave site at in Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.
The tribute was held in a hall, with a live video feed streamed to a tent outside to accommodate the crowd. Several Marilyn impersonators visited, according to the New Zealand Herald. Her gravesite, which has grown stained over the years from the many fans touching the plaque and giving it lipstick kisses, became a shrine. Fans left photos, flowers, and artwork to commemorate the anniversary.