Hugh Hefner, who died on Wednesday at 91, shall be laid to relaxation beside fellow American icon ― and Playboy mag’s authentic duvet lady ― Marilyn Monroe.
Hefner shall be buried subsequent to the actress at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, People studies. (The cemetery could also be the overall resting position for stars like Natalie Wood, Dean Martin and Truman Capote.) The well-known writer bought the vault subsequent to Monroe again in 1992 for $75,000, in keeping with The Guardian.
Details referring to Hefner’s memorial carrier have now not been launched presently.
Monroe used to be laid to relaxation on the cemetery after she died on the age of 36 in 1962. The “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” superstar seemed at the duvet of Playboy’s debut factor in 1953. As People notes, Hefner scrounged in combination sufficient cash to buy the pictures of Monroe, which have been firstly taken for a calendar.
However, Hefner could have revealed the pictures of Monroe with out her consent. In a 2012 article revealed through Vanity Fair, photographer Lawrence Schiller recalled asking the superstar concerning the pictures, for which she mentioned she won no repayment. Monroe additionally instructed Schiller she had by no means met Hefner.
Hefner nevertheless used to be enamored of Monroe. During a 2012 interview with CBS Los Angeles, he admitted he would have beloved to have dated her.
“I’m a sucker for blondes,” he mentioned, “and she is the ultimate blonde.”
Hefner additionally mentioned he felt a connection to Monroe, whose pictures are partially liable for Playboy’s early luck, despite the fact that he by no means truly knew her. He famous that his choice to be laid to relaxation beside the actress “has a completion notion to it.”
“I will be spending the rest of my eternity with Marilyn,” he mentioned.
Hefner died of herbal reasons, surrounded through family members in his house, in keeping with a commentary launched through Playboy Enterprises.
“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 sexual freedom,” Hefner’s son Cooper, who serves as Playboy Enterprise’s Chief Creative Officer, mentioned in a commentary. “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.”
Following information of his loss of life, quite a lot of stars, former Playboy bunnies and the “Girls Next Door” mourned the loss on social media.
Hefner is survived through his spouse, Crystal Harris, and 4 kids, Christie, David, Marston and Cooper.