Hugh Hefner, Iconic Founder Of Playboy Magazine Dead At 91
Hugh Hefner the founder of Playboy Magazine died peacefully on Wednesday at his Playboy Mansion surrounded by his loved ones, reports Playboy Enterprises.
According to the statement, he died of natural causes at the age of 91 in Beverly Hills, California.
Hugh Hefner the iconic founder of Playboy Magazine dead at 91
Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953 and he turned the Playboy brand into a global empire. With his magazine, he helped inspire the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s.
He was also an advocate for civil rights and will foerever be remembered for breaking down barriers in the unique American dream.
In an interview he granted a while ago, he said "I hope that I played some small part in changing of sexual and social values in my time and I hope that I have and I'd be satisfied with that."
He is survived by his wife Crystal and four children: Christie, who was the CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years; David, Marston and Cooper, the latter who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the company.