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Hugh Hefner buried beside Marilyn Monroe

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM
In this May 14, 1999 file photo, Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

Hugh Hefner was laid to rest on Saturday.

The family and close friends of the Playboy magazine founder remembered him fondly in an intimate ceremony, held at Los Angeles' Westwood Village Memorial Park at noon.

Hefner's four children, his wife Crystal Harris and some of the closest staff were there to pay tribute to the late media personality, TMZ reports.

Hugh will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe, a space which he is reported to have purchased for US$75,000 in 1992.

He also has several friends buried there, including jazz musician Buddy Rich and Canadian Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered in 1989.