Before Hugh Hefner‘s death on Sept. 27 at age 91, the Playboy founder had said that he was living in a “grown-up version of a boy’s dream.” And his personal valet in the 1970s, Stephen Tetenbaum, couldn’t agree more.
“I had to make sure the refrigerator by his bed was stocked with his favorite food,” he told Closer Weekly in a new exclusive interview of the Twizzlers and M&M’s the media mogul “lived on.” He added, “I had to take all the pins out of his legendary satin pajamas when they came from the dry cleaners so that he wouldn’t prick himself.” Too funny!
And Hugh’s boy Cooper, 26, has realized the impact his father made on the world today. After his dad’s passing, he shared, “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life 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.”
Cooper added, “He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie, and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.” Christie, 64, also said, “He [was] a very loyal person to his friends and his values.”
Hugh and Cooper.
The first issue of Playboy published by Hugh featured a naked Marilyn Monroe on his cover, so it only makes sense that the legend was buried next to her. Tetenbaum joked, “So many people go to see Marilyn, he wanted the overflow!” You will forever be missed, Hugh.
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