Hugh Marston Hefner was an American businessman, magazine publisher and most probably the first-ever millionaire playboy. Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 last Wednesday, September 27. The Playboy founder and editor-in-chief were laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe in a private ceremony.
According to TMZ, Hef purchased that spot in the Corridor of Memories Mausoleum back in 1992 for 75,000 dollars.
Although it was initially reported that Hugh died of natural causes, a recent report reveals the cause of death.
According to The Blast, Hugh Hefner died after going into cardiac arrest and experiencing respiratory failure.
The website also reported that E.Coli and Septicemia, which is blood poisoning, were also contributing factors to the multi-millionaires death.
His widow, Crystal Harris, came out with a statement after the burial of her husband. ‘We laid him to rest Saturday. He is in the place he was always certain he wanted to spend eternity.’
According to TMZ, the 30-year-old was extremely attentive to Hugh’s needs during his declining years and was regularly regarded as a ‘pillar of strength’ for Hugh. Crystal would be the architect behind game and movie nights to keep Hef’s spirits high and she was also constantly by his side when Hugh was placed on bed rest.
Crystal said: ‘he was an American hero. A pioneer. A kind and humble soul who opened up his life and home to the world. I felt how much he loved me. I loved him so much. I am so grateful.’
‘I join the world in mourning. I thank you for all of your condolences, to the people leaving sentiments at the front gate, we see you and grieve with you.’
Hugh’s 26-year-old son, the Cooper, shared similar sentiments. ‘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 continued: ‘He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.’