Slain Venezuelan Soap Star Crowds Flock to Emotional Funeral [PHOTOS]

1/10/2014 3:43 PM PST

Slain Venezuelan Soap Star Monica Spear -- Crowds Flock to Emotional Funeral [PHOTOS]

Emotional day in Venezuela -- murdered soap star Monica Spear's friends, family, and fans flocked to her funeral today ... just days after she and her ex-husband were brutally slain by highway robbers.

The funeral -- for both Monica and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry -- took place in the capital city of Caracas.

As we reported, Monica and Thomas were shot and killed by highway robbers after their car had broken down on a road near the town of Puerto Cabello. Their 5-year-old daughter survived the attack with a gunshot wound to the leg.

It's unclear if the daughter attended the funeral.