Is Hugh Hefner Being Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe Romantic or Creepy?

Sharon Knolle
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Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner

Not everyone is loving the news that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner planned to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe.

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">Hefner, who passed away at 91 on September 27, bought the plot next to Monroe for $75,000 in 1992. As he told the LA Times, "I'm a believer in things symbolic. Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up."

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">Monroe was Playboy's first cover girl in 1953, but she never knowingly posed for the magazine. She reportedly earned only $50 for the photo shoot that Hefner later bought for $500. As she wrote in her memoir: "I never even received a thank you from all those who made millions off a nude Marilyn photograph. I even had to buy a copy of the magazine to see myself in it."

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">Twitter users were not the only ones to call the arrangement "creepy." The Independent UK ran a column calling it "grossly disrespectful."

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">Biba Kang writes, "To allow the ultimate misogynist in effect to shack up with a woman under the soil, without her having consented in life, feels inappropriate at the best of times."

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">Hefner will be buried in a mausoleum located inside the Westwood Memorial Park, where Monroe was buried after her death in 1962.

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">As Hefner said in 2000, "Jay Leno suggested that if I was going to spend that kind of money, I should actually be on top of her. But to me there's something rather poetic in the fact that we'll be buried in the same place. And that cemetery also has other meanings and connections for me," he said, pointing out that Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy Bunny who was murdered in 1980 by her estranged husband, is also buried there.

who" died<="" a>="" aged="" 91="" wednesday,="" told<="" the="" <em>la="" times.="" <="" em>"spending="" eternity="" next="" to="" marilyn="" is="" too="" sweet="" pass="" up.""="" data-reactid="16" type="text">[Via Time, The Independent, New York Daily News]

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