Although the engagement was hailed as welcome news by most, Mr Hefner’s closest friends and family are however fearing for the 84-year-old.
“It’s like a deadly game of ‘pass the parcel’ that’s going to end in tragedy for one of the bimbos,” longtime friend of the tycoon, Arnold Simons, told Fox News.
When Mr Hefner finally croaks, the old man will most probably be struggling away on a young playmate of the season.
“The girls are drawing short straws and there’s a great deal of betting going on. Whoever has the honour of having Hugh croaking on them will win the bet,” Maria Shania, Playmate of the year for 2009, told MTV.