Hugh Hefner’s Funeral was Small and Private
Hugh Hefner has been laid to relaxation.
A funeral for the Playboy founder, who died at 91 on Sept. 27, happened on Saturday, Sept. 30, three days after his passing, TMZ experiences.
It was a small, ultra-private affair held at midday on Sept. 30 at Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Memorial Park.
Only Hef’s 4 youngsters — Christie, David, Cooper and Marston — plus his third spouse, Crystal Harris, and some Playboy staffers have been in attendance, Playboy sources advised TMZ.
In 1992, Hef spent $75,00zero to buy the crypt to the left of the vault the place Marilyn Monroe — Playboy’s first cowl lady — was entombed in 1962. The marble crypt is now his remaining resting place.
As TMZ beforehand reported, Hef made certain earlier than his demise that his widow, Crystal, 31, can be taken care of.
She controls a belief that owns a 5,900-square-foot Hollywood Hills dwelling bought in 2013.
A supply acquainted with Hef’s property plan advised TMZ that the publishing mogul additionally left Crystal $5 million as a part of a prenuptial settlement they signed earlier than their marriage ceremony on New Year’s Eve 2012.
As for the world-famous Playboy Mansion? It will now be transferred to new proprietor Daren Metropoulos, who purchased the property in August 2016 for $100 million with the stipulation that Hef would proceed to stay there till his demise.
Daren — inheritor to the Chef Boyardee, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Bumble Bee tuna fortunes — lives subsequent door and plans to mix his property with the Playboy property.
Hef’s 4 youngsters would possibly, nonetheless, have to attend to get the majority of their inheritance: TMZ reported on Oct. 1 that there have been strings hooked up when Hugh offered Playboy Enterprises in 2011 and maintained a 35 p.c minority possession.
“Under the deal, Playboy Enterprises has one year from the time of Hef’s death to buy back his shares, assuming his estate and Playboy can reach an agreement. If they can’t, after one year Hef’s 35 percent interest is up for grabs — the highest bidder gets it,” TMZ wrote.
Insiders added that Hef’s stake is anticipated to go for about $45 million.
Other celebrities buried on the tiny Westwood Village Memorial Park embrace Natalie Wood, Frank Zappa, Jackie Collins, Rodney Dangerfield, Farrah Fawcett, Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor, Merv Griffin, Don Knotts, Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Walter Matthau, Roy Orbison, Doris Roberts and extra.