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Marilyn Monroe The Latest Dead Celeb to Be Turned into a Hologram

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Tupac Shakur's resurrection at Coachella whetted the public's appetite for dead celebrity holograms, and now, the latest icon to be turned into a digital shadow of their former selves is Marilyn Monroe -- according to The Hollywood Reporter, tech company Digicon Media is planning a concert for the actress' virtual comeback.

The working title for the event is "Virtual Marilyn Live -- A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon." It will feature the legendary actress, who died in her Brentwood home in 1962 at the age of 36, singing alongside other artists:

Becky Altringer, managing director and co-founder of Digicon Media, the company doing the planning, says the event will employ the technology used at Coachella to launch virtual Marilyn's new career as "a performer, spokesperson, cultural pundit and computer avatar."

Producers are working to put the concert on by the the year. They don't have a venue yet, but are planning to stream it online.

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