Hugh Hefner will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe after buying vault for $75k – Hugh Hefner dead

His son Cooper Hefner, who is chief creative officer at Playboy Enterprises, issued a statement that read, “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.” “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 added.

in the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death, it has been revealed that the Playboy mogul paid $75,000 in 1992 to purchase a crypt in California’s Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery situated next to the one holding Marilyn Marilyn Monroe. But the story has since been met with disdain, observers claiming it to be an invasion of the icon’s burial space considering the pair’s history.

Despite their perceived connection, however, Hefner confessed in 2011 that the pair had never actually met. In truth, Hefner paid $500 for old nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken before she was famous, and made them the centrepiece of Playboy’s inaugural issue. He never sought permission from Marilyn Monroe as to their publication.

Marilyn Monroe was the covergirl for the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953, which dubbed her the issue’s “Sweetheart of the Month”, a predecessor to the better-known “Playmate of the Month”. The photographs caused a scandal upon the release of the issue, with Marilyn Monroe forced to give an interview in which she sought forgiveness for the shots in an effort to save her then-fledgling career. She explained that they were taken at a time when she was desperately in need of money.

“I’m a believer in things symbolic,” Hefner told the Los Angeles Times in 2009. “Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up.”

Hefner’s purchasing of Marilyn Monroe’s neighbouring crypt has been met with significant disappointment across social media, with one popular tweet joking that “you can’t even be alone in death without a man coming over and going ‘so, is this seat taken?'”

Hefner, the founder of Playboy, died yesterday from natural causes at the age of 91. Hefner died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement.

Kim Kardashian Calls Caitlyn Jenner ”Shady” and ”Not a Good Person” Over O.J. Simpson Story in Her Book: ”She Is a Liar!”

Kim has some harsh thoughts about Caitlyn on the season 14 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and ET has your exclusive first look! Kim and Kourtney travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to hang with little sister Khloe and moments after their arrival, Kim gets a new email about Caitlyn’s memoir, The Secrets of My Life, which had yet to be released.

Kim Kardashian, who once played mediator between Caitlyn Jenner and the rest of her family, has finally had enough.

In a clip from Sunday’s upcoming episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim reads a passage from Jenner’s tell-all, “The Secrets of My Life,” about her late father, Robert Kardashian Sr.

“Robert Kardashian knew O.J. Simpson was guilty but joined the defense team to get back at his remarried ex,” Kim reads aloud to sisters Kourtney and Khloé. “Robert told Caitlyn in secret, after the O.J. trial that he believed his friend was guilty.”

Robert Kardashian, who defended the disgraced football player during his highly publicized murder trial in the 1990s, “always believed” Simpson was innocent, according to 36-year-old Kim.

The sisters appear to be in disbelief and offended by Caitlyn’s words. “To sell a book, you’re going to make something up?” says Kourtney, 38.

“It is so shady that Caitlyn came over and gave me the book and said, ‘Well, the final version has a few more things in it but don’t worry, it’s nothing about you,’” Kim says in the clip. “So she lied to me, because it is about me if it’s about our dad.”

She continued, “I have always had Caitlyn’s back, but she is a liar, she is not a good person.”

In a confessional segment, Kim explains that her deceased father is off limits.

“My relationship with Caitlyn was strained and I just was trying to just be respectful,” she says. “[But] if you talk about my dad, I will cut you.”

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91 – Hugh Hefner News, Pictures, and Videos

Playboy’s success led to many celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Farrah Fawcett and Linda Evans, posing for the magazine, while also turning some models into celebrities, including singer Deborah Harry and model Lauren Hutton.
Several Australian stars also featured in Playboy’s US and Australian magazines, including Elle McPherson, Dannii Minogue, Melissa George, and Sophie Monk. Dannii Minogue’s cover was the highest-selling edition of the Australian Playboy magazine.

Hugh Hefner, the founder and original editor of Playboy, which plopped the post-war sexual revolution onto countless coffee tables around the world, died of natural causes Wednesday. He was 91. Playboy confirmed their founder’s death.
Hefner, known to almost everyone as “Hef,” is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who was chief executive of Playboy Enterprises for more than 20 years; David; Marston; and Cooper. Memorial plans weren’t immediately available, Playboy said.

“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history,” the younger Hefner said. Cooper Hefner, chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said Wednesday night: “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. Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago, the son of two city schoolteachers. He joined the Army as an infantry clerk after high school and went on to become a copywriter for Esquire magazine.

Throughout the 1960s, Hefner left Chicago only a few times. In the early 1970s, he bought the second mansion in Los Angeles, flying between his homes on a private DC-9 dubbed The Big Bunny, which boasted a giant Playboy bunny emblazoned on the tail. Hefner was host of a television show, Playboy After Dark, and in 1960 opened a string of clubs around the world where waitresses wore revealing costumes with bunny ears and fluffy white bunny tails. Network television briefly embraced Hefner’s empire in 2011 with the NBC drama The Playboy Club, which failed to lure viewers and was cancelled after three episodes. In the 21st century, he was back on television in a cable reality show The Girls Next Door with three live-in girlfriends in the Los Angeles Playboy mansion.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses for a portrait at his Playboy mansion on July 27, 2010 in Los Angeles. Hefner, who built Playboy into a multimillion-dollar adult magazine and entertainment empire tied to a Lothario lifestyle of lavish parties and beautiful women, died Wednesday at his home, the iconic Playboy Mansion in Hollywood. He was 91.

While the magazine managed to both inspire and ride the “s e x ual revolution” of the 1960s and 70s, in recent years it has struggled in the face of tough competition from the availability of free magazine online.

For a brief period from mid-2016 through early 2017, the magazine experimented with avoiding nudity, before returning to its previous formula. “Hefner took a progressive approach not only to sexuality and humor, but also to literature, politics and culture,” the statement said, calling the “Playboy Interview,” or an extensive discussion between a well-known person and an interviewer, a “standard setter.” The statement said Playboy magazine was aimed at more than the market for nude images.

Hefner also led free-speech battles in the U.S., fighting all the way to the Supreme Court after the U.S. Post Office refused to deliver his magazine, the statement noted. Hefner was survived by his wife, Crystal, his sons, Cooper, David and Marston, and his daughter, Christie, the statement said.