Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91 at his famed Playboy Mansion
Playboy Enterprises Inc said on Wednesday its founder Hugh Hefner has died from natural causes.world Updated: Sep 28, 2017 09:30 IST
Playboy Enterprises Inc said on Wednesday its founder Hugh Hefner has died from natural causes.
Hefner, 91, peacefully passed away at his home, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement.
“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,” Hefner’s son Cooper, chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said 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.”
“Hugh M Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy Magazine and built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away from natural causes at his home, the Playboy Mansion, surrounded by his loved ones,” Playboy confirmed in a statement to E News.
Hugh Hefner lived a long & amazing life. May he Rest In Peace! 🙏🏼— E5QUIRE (@Dj_E5QUIRE) September 28, 2017
Watching a retrospective on Hugh Hefner’s life on CNN, so I guess they had this thing ready to go.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 28, 2017
I hope Hugh Hefner stipulated he was to be buried by hand, no shovels. You know. Just to make things extremely hard one last time.— Paul Verhoeven (@paulverhoeven) September 28, 2017
No American man ever had a better life than Hugh Hefner. You will never convince me otherwise. RIP.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) September 28, 2017