BREAKING NEWS — The founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner is dead. He was 91 years old at the time of passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Hugh Marston Hefner who died on Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2017) was born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Hefner.
Here’s what a representative of the Playboy Enterprises founder had to say about Hugh Hefner’s death:
“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,” a rep for the Playboy Enterprises founder said in a statement to PEOPLE Magazine.
Hugh Hefner Son On His Father’s Death
Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper Hefner, who is the Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, had this to say about his father’s legacy:
“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. 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,” said Cooper Hefner, his son and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.
Hugh Hefner cause of death: He died of natural causes, according to reports from his representatives.
After serving in the army and attending college, Hugh Hefner got the idea for Playboy while working in the publishing industry.
We gathered Hefner put up his furniture as collateral for a loan and borrowed money from family and friends to start his Playboy Magazine venture.
Mr. Hefner published the very first issue of Playboy in December of 1953, which featured a nude Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
The same year, Hefner launched media and lifestyle company Playboy Enterprises, Inc., on which he served as a board member until the time of his death.
In 1971, Hefner purchased the legendary Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles where he relocated to permanently and lived until the time of his passing. May his soul rest in peace!
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