Hugh Hefner at the 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year honoring Paul McCartney, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA 02-10-12 (Photo Credit: s_bukley/Shutterstock)

Hugh Hefner, 91, passed away died Sept. 27, 2017, at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. He was surrounded by family.

According to his death certificate, he died from heart failure after contracting an aggressive strain of drug-resistant e-coli, specifically, his causes of death as cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, septicemia and e-coli.

He married his third wife Crystal Harris in 2012.

The father of four was buried on Saturday, Sept. 30 in an intimate ceremony, which was attended only by family. He was buried next to Marilyn Monroe at Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Park.

Monroe graced the cover of the very first edition of Playboy, which Hefner published in 1953. He paid $75K for the crypt next to Monroe.

Reportedly, Hefner was unable to walk unassisted and was crippled at least two years prior to his death, cause unrevealed. One of his final outings was reportedly in May 2016.

Harris inherited a $7M home. Hefner’s four adult children, Christie, David, Marston and Coope, stand to inherit his $43M fortune.

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  • britishrose

    dam thats all the wife got? hugh hefner was sort of fugal with his women he expected them women to be happy in that old dusty place from 1955 decor , his wife while pretty was only a sugar baby on paper , what can a girl that age do with him accept sit around watching him sleep ? i like hugh hefner as a icon. but as he grew old it was like a joke , non of us was buying that he was physcially fit to be chasing a 25 year old wife . and he just want to live a lie until his death , and money dont give you back the thing you want most youth , so he worked it his way . and if he was any other senior citizen he would of been at a retirement villa .. but i quest its nothing wrong with living life on your terms but boy he sure was strange . he musta thought about death a lot being in that house no where to go . and they started medicating him too much also . you never know if someone was feeding him them pills in his food . like crysta” even that will was worth a lot of money and i bet he stayed sedated in that house cause hew was vocal he always spoke on events etc. … but last 2 years he been quitely laying back . dont sound right