According to Playboy Enterprises, Playboy founder, and legendary ladies man, Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91. The magazine confirmed that when Hugh died, he was surrounded by loved ones and peacefully passed away from natural causes at his home.
“Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” Playboy confirmed in a statement. “He was 91 years old.”
The magazine is well known for its erotic photos and iconic Playboy interviews with Malcolm X, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and so much more. Hugh left behind his wife, Crystal and four grown children named David, Marston, Christie, and Cooper who is the current Chief Creative Officer at the company.
Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper Hefner had this to say about his dad:
“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,” said the Playboy Enterprises’ chief creative officer in a statement. “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.”
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