Marilyn Monroe commemorated on 60th anniversary

Marilyn Monroe fans keep her extraordinary memory alive.

Friday marks 60 years since Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home at age 36.

The Marilyn Remembered Fan Club (founded 1982) last week hosted its annual Marilyn Monroe Memorial Service with special events in honor of the iconic actress, culminating in a memorial service held Friday at LA’s Westwood Village Memorial Park – the cemetery where she was laid to rest.

“Marilyn received flowers from all over the world in recognition of the 60th anniversary of her passing. The display today after last night’s memorial service by @marilynremembered is beyond stunning. She is still much loved. 🌸❤️🌺 #marilynmonroe,” The Marilyn Monroe Collection Instagram page wrote Saturday, with flowers commemorating the star six decades later.

Speakers at the memorial included Greg Schreiner, Monroe’s actress friend Terry Moore, and Luke Yankee, the son of one of Monroe’s costars, Eileen Heckart.

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The Marilyn Monroe Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Monroe’s personal belongings and archives, also shared one of the star’s funeral programs, preserved six decades later.

A guest list for the private ceremony was also shared by the archivists, including her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. A message from Monroe’s half-sister Berniece Baker Miracle, DiMaggio and business manager Inez Melson read: “We sincerely hope Marilyn’s many friends will understand that we deeply appreciate their desire to pay the last respects to Marilyn whom we all loved. .”

“We hope everyone will understand that the last rites of great necessity should be as private as possible so that she can go to her final resting place in the rest she has always sought,” she added. “We could not in conscience ask for one personality to attend without perhaps offending many, many others and for this reason alone we have kept the number of people to a minimum. Please – all of you – think of the cheerful, sweet Marilyn and say a farewell prayer within the confines of your home or your church.”

Marilyn Remembered’s Instagram account also shared highlights from the week’s events, including the flowers sent by fans from far and wide.

“Such beautiful flowers sent from all over the world in memory of Marilyn. We remember you, Marilyn. We remember you,” the caption read.

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