Hugh Hefner

Birth Name:
Hugh Marston Hefner
Birth Date:
April 9, 1926
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Death Date:
September 27, 2017
Place of Death:
10236 Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Sepsis and cardiac arrest caused by an E. coli infection
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Hugh Hefner transformed the adult entertainment industry with his groundbreaking publication Playboy. From the first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe in December 1953, Playboy expanded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise mirroring the often controversial, if not outright sleazy, sensibilities of its founder. By the early 1960s, it was a huge success, soon expanding to open its namesake clubs all over the world. It also moved into TV with Playboy After Dark. By the 1970s, Hefner set himself up at the Playboy Mansion West in California, remaining editor-in-chief of the magazine he founded while daughter Christie ran the day to day operations. Once worth in excess of $200 million, upon his death the Playboy empire was worth $55 million while the magazine folded in 2020.



Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1218 Glendon Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90024


North America


Cemetery map of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, copyright 2012 Jeannette M Hartman
Cemetery map of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, copyright 2012 Jeannette M Hartman

Grave Location:

Mausoluem - Corridor of Memories

Grave Location Description

As you enter the gate drive straight ahead and turn left at the office and left again at the end of the lawn section. Look straight ahead and you will see Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe buried side by side just on the other side of the four benches.

To be brutally honest, if you can’t find Marilyn in this small, exclusive cemetery then you will never be a true Tombstone Tourist.

Grave Location GPS

34.0587656714774, -118.44078530188702

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