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Hugh Hefner laid to rest in private ceremony

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2010, file photo, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses for photos at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Hugh Hefner has reportedly been laid to rest in a private ceremony.

The Playboy founder, who died on Wednesday at the age of 91, was buried during a funeral attended by his close friends and family on Saturday, according to TMZ.com.

Hugh's four children, Cooper, Christie, Marston, and David, as well as his widow Crystal Harris, were said to be in attendance at the farewell, held at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

The publisher is believed to have been buried in a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe's final resting place, after previously purchasing the plot for $75,000 (56,000) back in 1992. He is also said to have been buried close to former Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten, who was famously shot and killed in 1980 by her estranged husband when she was only 20 years old.

Hugh's youngest son Cooper, who is also Playboy Enterprises' chief creative officer, announced the news of the publishing icon's death last week, confirming his dad had died of natural causes at his Playboy Mansion home in Los Angeles.

"My father lived an exceptional and impactful life," he said in a statement released at the time. "As a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

"He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history."

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