This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the iconic Marilyn Monroe, who died on August 5th, 1962 at the age of 36. After Marilyn's death, ex-husband and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio claimed her body and planned her funeral. Secretly, and for the next 20 years, he had a half-dozen red roses delivered to her grave site 3 times a week. Don't Say You Heard It From Me But, Did You Know that Joe stopped sending roses when he learned that fans were stealing the roses when a gossip columinst revealed that it was Joe sending the flowers. She is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Westwood, California.  Devoted fans have since taken over this ritual of love and affection, and to this day, Marilyn Monroe's crypt is adorned with fresh roses !!

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