On Saturday, the reputable Playboy owner Hugh Hefner was buried during a private ceremony. He was laid to rest in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, in a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe. Hefner’s four children were present at the funeral, as well as his wife and several other members of the Playboy staff.
Hugh Hefner felt he had a double connection to Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was the first woman who appeared on the cover of the Playboy magazine, in December 1953. Also, she was born in the same year as Hefner and, in 2012, he declared he felt some sort of a double connection with Monroe. He wasn’t a big believer in symbolisms, but he thought being buried next to her would be truly meaningful.
Monroe was buried in the Corridor of Memories Mausoleum in the Westwood cemetery. In 1992, Hefner bought the spot next to her for $75,000. He also had some other friends who were buried in the same cemetery, and made jokes about living close to it, so it seemed like the best place where he could spend eternity.
Half of Hefner’s fortune would go to his kids, and the other half to charity
Hefner was 91 when he passed away. Everything happened on Wednesday, in the Playboy mansion. Death occurred from natural causes and, at that moment, he was together with his loved ones. The announcement came the same day from a Playboy spokesperson.
Hefner had a huge fortune, and everybody expressed interest in finding out where it would go after his death. Rumors say his current wife, Crystal Harris, won’t receive any part of the fortune. About 50 percent of it is meant to be donated to a charitable foundation, while the remaining will be split between Hefner’s four children.
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