Anything can happen in the afterlife. You may never have jammed with Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe in your life, but you could sleep with them for eternity if you have $2 million for a prime spot between the final resting places of Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner. Theatrical composer Jerry Herman, behind the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles, purchased the granite crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park after he was diagnosed with HIV.
Jerry Herman had changed his mind and asked to be buried next to his mother in New Jersey eventually in 2019. Yes, one could’ve got their hands on the crypt for $180,000 if it was to be purchased directly through the cemetery. However, Herman’s goddaughter, Jane Dorian, who is handling the sale, wants to bank on the celebrity aspect of her deceased grandfather and all those who rest beneath. Other luminaries resting in peace at the cemetery include Natalie Wood, Truman Capote, Dean Martin, and Farrah Fawcett.
Los Angeles‘ cemeteries are full of celebrities, and they too care about their resting place. Hefner told The L.A times back in 2009 that he had bought his crypt at Pierce Brothers because he had many friends buried there, and because Monroe, who is the first-ever Playboy cover was there too, ‘Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up,’ the Playboy mogul had said.
[Via – WSJ]