Hugh Hefner has passed away at age 91

Hugh Hefner

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died earlier today of natural causes at the age of 91.

A rep told People, “Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,”

His son, Cooper Hefner, had this to say about his dad’s passing.

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.

#RIPHef

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  • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

    Rip Hef. I thought he’d live forever.

    • TinaBelchersGroan

      I was really hoping him and Betty White would take over the world.

  • Murphy

    I respect what he did for the sexual revolution and his contribution to civil rights but he treated his girlfriends terribly bc he could. That was one of his favorite phrases, “because I can”

    • malcolm johnston

      Well rounded… insde and out one of the ugliest cretins to slither the earth! Loved his playmates but despised his, come on, fugly as hell looks AND shylock ‘USE’ of women!
      Happy d’day whatever-his-real-name-was!!

  • Dana Marie

    He died on hump day, how fitting!

  • Aussie cathie

    The walking corpse is no more….. In all seriousness rest easy mate

  • Shanaynay

    Sorry, but idc.