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Hugh Hefner, founder of ‘Playboy’, dead

Hugh Hefner, 91, founder of world famous magazine, ‘Playboy’ is no more, according to Playboy Enterprises Inc, he died on Wednesday. Hugh Hefner peacefully passed away at his home. Hefner founded Playboy magazine in 1953. Hugh was born on April 9, 1926 in Chicago.

The Playboy Magazine website mention with a quote: “Life’s too short to be living somebody else’s dream”.

Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal and four 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. Hefner settled down somewhat in 2012 at age 86 when he took Crystal Harris, who was 60 years younger, as his third wife.

Hugh Hefner was famous for his bold lifestyle magazine, ‘Playboy’, also for his flamboyant lifestyle, once in an interview to CNN, Hefner, said: “I’m never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me. Holding on to the boy and long ago I decided that age really didn’t matter and as long as the ladies … feel the same way, that’s fine with me.”

Hefner’s wealth was at the time of his death, stood at $43 million, Hefner created Playboy as the first stylish glossy men’s magazine but it was always mostly popular for its nude pictures. Some of the top famous writers say that they did not buy the magazine just for the pictures but for the content. The interviews of popular historic figures such as Fidel Castro, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and John Lennon also were featured regularly in Playboy.

Hefner told CNN in 2002, “I’ve never thought of Playboy quite frankly as a sex magazine,” he said that he I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient.

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