Hugh Hefner aged 91, the founder of Playboy magazine was found dead at his home, the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, the publication announced. Hugh Hefner founded the most popular Playboy Magazine in 1953 as an upscale men's magazine that featured nude images of famous women, as well as emerging models, actresses, and singers.
After the successes of Playboy Magazine Hugh M. Hefner was referred to be as an icon. He built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history. Soon after the news of his death got viral The Playboy Mansion was surrounded by loved ones.”
Born on 9 April to strict Methodist parents in 1926, he served two years in the army during World War II before finding a job at Esquire as a copywriter. In 1953, he took out a mortgage, generating a bank loan of $600, and raised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 from his mother to launch Playboy Magazine.
The Playboy Magazine became famous in no time, it showcased nude images of women and depth interviews of high-profile actors, artists, and politicians, with literary articles, fiction, and non-fiction, sourced by the publication's first literary editor Auguste Comte pectorsky.
Writers such as Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, and Margaret Atwood saw some of their short fiction featured in its pages, and the magazine published important interviews with figures including Martin Luther King Jr. and Miles Davis.
Hefner was married three times In January 2009; Hefner started dating Crystal Harris, joining the Shannon Twins after his previous "number one girlfriend", Holly Madison, had ended their 7-year relationship. On December 24, 2010, he became engaged to Harris a former Playmate, to become his third wife.
Asked what he was most proud of in 1992, Hefner told the New York Times: “That I hanged attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together now. That I contaminated the motion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction.”