Playboy Enterprises Inc Hugh Hefner will be laid to rest in the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe’s, at the Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. One of the earliest triumphs of the Playboy founder’s career was featuring Marilyn Monroe in the first edition of the magazine in December 1953. The edition featured Monroe on the cover, with a n**e of hers published inside. That copy sold 50,000 copies.
Playboy magazine gained a lot from the publicity around this edition, and went on to have nearly seven million subscribers by 1954. It was clear from his lifelong obsession with blonde beauties that Hugh Hefner admired this iconic American actor.
Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 after a drug overdose, and was buried at the Westwood crypt. The prices for the crypts around her went up immediately, and Hefner was one of the many men who vied for a spot near the actor.
Hugh Hefner purchased the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe in 1992 at a whopping USD 75,000. After his death, this is exactly the place where he will be laid to rest.
Photo: Playboy Enterprises Inc founder Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe. Hugh Hefner always liked to surround himself with beautiful blondes.
One can’t help but imagine what a fitting farewell it would be. The man who made sure he was surrounded by beautiful women all through his life will lie next to the most popular pin-up beauty of America, even in death.
Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Has Died From Natural Causes At 91
Playboy Enterprises Inc said in a statement on Wednesday that its founder Hugh Hefner has died from natural causes at the age of 91.
“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and saxual freedom,” Hefner’s son Cooper, Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, said in a statement.
“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.”
Photo: Playboy Enterprises Inc Founder Hugh Hefner Has Died From Natural Causes At 91, the company said in a statement