Hugh Hefner, the iconic founder of Playboy Magazine has died of natural causes at the age of 91, according to the Playboy Enterprises. Hefner, often referred to as “Hef,” passed away at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Cooper Hefner, the son of Hugh Hefner, who confirmed the death of his father, in a statement said, “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.”
Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953, which became an iconic global brand. Playboy Magazine founded more than 60 years ago as an upscale men’s magazine that featured nude images of famous women, as well as emerging models, actresses and singers, built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history.