Jean Charlot's book of drawings and captions "Dance of Death" was in my parents' library as I was growing up, and left an impression. You can now see it as a PDF on the Artist's website.
Death and Yorrick (Death:"As our great bard says...")
Death and the Pugilist (Death: "When I hit 'em, they stay hit.")
Death and the Artist (Death:"Your prices will skyrocket!")
It's almost as if Hugh Hefner was projecting a force-field that protected creepy famous men, and with his death they were suddenly exposed.