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Some 300 Marilyn Monroe fans gathered Sunday at the Los Angeles cemetery where she is buried, commemorating the iconic sex symbol on the 50th anniversary of her death.

Culminating a week of celebrations organized by various fan clubs, the ceremony was held at her final resting place in WestwoodVillageMemorial Park, a small patch of greenery between a parking lot and a residential part of the city.

Fans as well as friends and relatives paid homage to the actress, who died on August 5, 1962, from a barbiturate overdose at her home in the upscale Brentwood neighborhood. — AFP

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