Hugh Hefner laid to rest in iconic pajamas and smoking jacket

The Playboy founder passed away last week


Hugh Hefner was laid to rest yesterday, after a special ceremony was held at the famous Westwood Village Memorial Park.

The Playboy founder was buried in a plot beside Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, clad in his iconic velvet smoking jacket, satin pyjamas, slippers and cravat.

A source told the Daily Star that Hugh requested to be buried in his trademark outfit to feel content in the afterlife.

To add to his request, he was buried along with his famous captain’s cap and smoking pipe.

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The source said, “Hef didn’t necessarily believe in God or heaven, but he thought he may as well hedge his bets and have his most treasured possessions in his coffin on the off-chance he would need them in an afterlife.”

His family, closest staff members and wife Crystal Harris attended the intimate ceremony, according to TMZ.

Hugh bought the plot for £52,000 in 1992.

Along with Marilyn, many of Hefner’s friends are buried there, as well as Playboy Playmate, Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered in 1989.