Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prepared for his death by purchasing a $75,000 burial plot — next to Marilyn Monroe's. He reportedly bought the crypt in Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Memorial Park 1992, putting him for all eternity next to the first ever Playboy cover girl.

Hefner died Wednesday of natural causes at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles at the age of 91. 

"Spending an eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up," Hefner reportedly said, according to TMZ

The crypts surrounding Monroe’s are apparently prime real estate: Joe DiMaggio, her ex-husband, owned the one above hers previously, but sold it in 1954 after their divorce, TMZ reported. Hefner discussed the purchase of the crypt in a Playboy interview in 2000.

GettyImages-1180113 The grave site of late actress Marilyn Monroe is seen Jul. 26, 2002 at the The Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary in Westwood, California. Photo: Getty Images

“Jay Leno suggested that if I was going to spend that kind of money I should actually be on top of her,” Hefner said. “But to me, there’s something rather poetic in the fact that we’ll be buried in the same place. And that cemetery also has other meanings and connections for me. Friends like Buddy Rich and Mel Torme are buried there. So is Dorothy Stratten.” 

Monroe and Hefner have a storied history: Monroe graced the cover of the first ever issue of Playboy in 1953. The issue went on to sell 50,000 copies and earn Playboy a place in publishing history. Though the pair never dated, Hefner said in the past he would have liked the opportunity to date her.

“She is without question the definitive sex icon of our time,” Hefner said of Monroe in 2012. “There’s something unique when an iconic legendary figure is more famous 50 years after her death than at the height of her career.”

Hefner is survived by his wife, Crystal Harris, and his four children: Christie, David, Marston and Cooper. His past wives and girlfriends paid tribute to the legendary publisher after his death Wednesday. 

“Hef changed my life,” Kendra Wilkinson told US Weekly. “He made me the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever.”

GettyImages-478119696 The first issue of Playboy magazine with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner on page three is displayed at Julien's Auction House in Beverly Hills, California, Jun. 22, 2015 Photo: Getty Images