Some like it hot: Marilyn Monroe now verified on Twitter

The Hollywood star joins Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson in Twitter's posthumous celebrity club. 

Marilyn Monroe is verified and tweeting.

The Twitter account, @MarilynMonroe, which has been around for less than a year, received the microblogging service’s blue seal of approval on Tuesday. Monroe follows 11 people and has 14,000 followers.

Authentic Brands Group, a marketing company, bought the rights to Monroe’s property for between $20 to $30 million dollars in Jan. 2011. For now, a social media expert for the marketing firm runs the Monroe feed but that might change soon change.

The feed mixes quotes and news from Monroe, along with links to her Facebook account, which towers over her Twitter in terms of followers with more than 1.8 million likes.

The famed star has been in the news recently, thanks to the Broadway-themed show on NBC called Smash and Michelle Williams’ new movie, My Week with Marilyn.  

Monroe is not the only dead celebrity tweeting; Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson all have active, verified Twitter accounts. Jackson leads the way in the number of followers with more than 600,000 followers.

Photo by Ludie Cochrane

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