Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will be buried in a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe’s in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles.
Hefner bought the crypt next to Monroe’s in 1992, 30 years after she had been buried, for $75,000 (€63,600).
Monroe featured on the first cover of Playboy, in 1953. The first issue the magazine sold almost 50,000 copies straight away.
“I’m a believer in things symbolic,” he told the LA Times. “Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up.”
However, the two never met face-to-face. “She was actually in my brother’s acting class in New York,” he said on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ in 2011. “But the reality is that I never met her. I talked to her once on the phone, but I never met her. She was gone, sadly, before I came.”
Hugh Hefner died aged 91 on Thursday (September 28) of natural causes at his Playboy Mansion in Chicago.