I See Dead People: Vanity Fair‘s Obsession With Dearly Departed CelebsDodai Stewart7/30/13 4:00pmFiled to: vanity fairmagazinesmagazine coversprincess dianadead peoplecelebritymag hag40EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe September issue of Vanity Fair hits stands as royal baby fever is still in the air. And the cover features a royal, but not the one everyone's talking about. It's Princess Diana, with the cover line "Diana's True Love."AdvertisementThe story is new, supposedly; it deals with the late Princess's love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. But how new can it really be when the poor woman died 16 years ago? This is the second late star who's been on the cover this year; the May cover model was Audrey Hepburn. In the last five years, there have been eleven dead folks on the cover of VF: Audrey Hepburn, May 2013Marilyn Monroe, June 2012Marilyn Monroe, November 2010Grace Kelly, May 2010Jackie O, October 2009Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, September 2009Marilyn Monroe, October 2008Bobby Kennedy, June 2008Jackie O and JFK, November 2007For some reason, the magazine will not let the deceased rest in peace. Especially Marilyn Monroe. This cover is kinda sorta tied to the movie Diana, starring Naomi Watts, which hits theaters in September. Apparently the film deals with the last two years of Diana’s life "and specifically her relationship with Khan, who has not cooperated with the filmmakers."