Hugh Hefner will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe, who appeared on Playboy's first cover

Marilyn monroe graveMel Bouzad/Getty ImagesMarilyn Monroe’s crypt in Westwood Village Memorial Park.

Hugh Hefner will be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood’s most famous and scandalous actresses — and the first woman to ever grace the cover of Playboy.

Hefner purchased a crypt next to Monroe’s in 1992 for $US75,000, according to the Daily News. The crypt is located in Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.

Hefner attributed much of Playboy’s success to Monroe’s inclusion in the magazine’s first issue and as a result, the two developed a close relationship. Hefner once remarked that he found the idea of his being buried next to Monroe, “rather poetic.”

Truman Capote, Dean Martin, and Ray Orbison are some of the other celebrities buried in Westwood Village.

The iconic Playboy creator passed away Wednesday evening at 91 due to natural causes.

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