Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

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World,
Publish Date
Thursday, 28 September 2017, 4:30PM
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (Image / AP)

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died aged 91.

The American magazine publishing Titan died at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

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Playboy Enterprises said Hefner had built the company into one of the most global brands in history.

He passed away of natural causes, the company said.

Mr Hefner is survived by his 31-year-old wife Crystal Harris, four grown children, Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the company.

"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," Cooper Hefner 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..."

 

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