Playboy Mogul Hugh Hefner Dead at 91


Playboy Enterprises has confirmed that founder Hugh Hefner died on September 27 at age 91. In a prepared statement, son Cooper Hefner celebrated 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.”

Hefner is survived by wife Crystal Harris, daughter Christie and sons Cooper, David and Marston.

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