The November/December 2017 issue features the profile photograph of the late Hefner, which was taken back in 1965 Larry Gordon. The Playboy founder, who passed away on September 27, was only 35 when the photo was taken.
In honor of Hugh M. Hefner, our November/December issue celebrates the life of an American icon. pic.twitter.com/FNa4aYOpfA
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 19, 2017
Hefner died 2 days before the issue was to be published, according to a statement made by Playboy.
The issue also features 6 pages which celebrate Hefner’s life and includes a piece written by his son.
Hefner was laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe on Oct. 1, in Westwood Village Memorial Park in L.A., a plot he purchased 25 years ago for $75,000.
His widow, Crystal Hefner, stated, “He is in the place he was always certain he wanted to spend eternity,” adding that, “He was an American hero. A pioneer. A kind and humble soul who opened up his life and home to the world.”
But this isn’t the only time the publication will honor the Playboy mogul. A 100 plus page tribute to Hefner is also set to be released.
[via Entertainment Weekly]