Hugh Hefner organised to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe

Turns out that even in the afterlife Hugh Hefner will be spending it with a blonde bombshell - and are we really surprised?

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away peacefully earlier in the week on the 27th of September, aged 91. According to People magazine, Hefner will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe after he purchased the area next to Monroe's grave for $75,000 in 1992 in Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Marilyn Monroe appeared nude in the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953, which Hefner attributes to as the beginning of the magazine's success, with the issue completely selling out. 

The cover proudly sported its full-colour release - for the first time, with Marilyn Monroe nude. An understandable selling point.

According to Business Insider, although Monroe was at the peak of her fame during the magazine's release, she had in fact taken the nude photos a few years earlier when she was a striving actress.

Hefner earlier stated that being buried next to the one and only Marilyn Monroe was "...too sweet to pass up."

Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal, four grandchildren, Christie, who previously acted as CEO of Playboy for over 20 years, David, Marston and Cooper who is the current Chief Creative Officer at Playboy.

"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," Cooper Hefner stated.



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