HUGH Hefner is set to be buried in a flash LA celeb cemetery alongside Playboy’s first playmate Marilyn Monroe.
Hefner set up Playboy magazine in 1953 using a snap of a nude Monroe, a $600 (£450) loan and cash from relatives.
It became one of the most talked-about publishing empires in history.
The iconic magazine founder died this week from natural causes at the age of 91.
And it has now emerged that he arranged to be buried in a crypt next to the grave of the actress who helped Playboy to reach its legendary status.
Hefner bought the crypt at Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery in 1992 for $75,000 (£56,000), according to CBS.
He said: “I will be laid to rest in a vault next to hers. It has a completion notion to it.
“I will be spending the rest of my eternity with Marilyn.”
The upmarket graveyard is the final resting place of choice for an array of Hollywood superstars.
Blues singer Janis Joplin, comic Rodney Dangerfield and tragic actress Natalie Wood are all buried there.
Last year it was announced that actress Debbie Reynolds – Carrie Fisher’s mum – was also to be laid to rest at Westwood Village.
Tributes have been pouring in since news of Hefner’s death broke, with stars from Kim Kardashian to Paris Hilton hailing to the flamboyant figure who claimed to have bedded thousands of beautiful women.
He is survived by his third wife Crystal Harris, a former Playboy Playmate who was Miss December 2009.
Paying tribute, the firm behind the magazine described Hefner as “the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history.”