Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91
Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and which eventually evolved into a global brand died Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion.
In a report by the New York Times, his death was announced by Playboy Enterprises. According to TMZ, Hefner’s health had been in serious decline over the last year and he’s not been seen in public for some time.
Hefner has always been associated with the brand Playboy as both have represented the sexual revolution in America.
The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 when Mr. Hefner was 27 years old, with Marilyn Monroe gracing the cover. He was the editor-in-chief of the magazine before he handed over creative control of Playboy last year to his son Cooper Hefner who serves as Chief Creative Officer.
Hefner married 3 times first in 1949 with Mildred Williams then in 1989 to former Playmate of the Year Kimberly Conrad and the third one in 2012 with Crystal Hefner who was just 31 then.
He’s survived by 4 children. Christie and David from his first marriage and Marston and Cooper from his second marriage.