Founder of the Playboy magazine dies at 91


By Somya Bansal

Hugh Hefner, 91, founder of the playboy magazine passed away due to natural causes as reported by Playboy Enterprises Inc. Hefner peacefully took his last breath at his home in Los Angeles. His son, Cooper Hefner said that he will be greatly missed by many and we couldn’t think of a reason why not.

Hugh Hefner, founder of the world’s first adult magazine, has been buried along side Marilyn Monroe’s crypt which he bought in 1992 for $75,000. For many who would know and who wouldn’t know, that Marilyn was on the cover of the first edition of Playboy which he made in his kitchen in 1953. Interestingly, there was no date mentioned as he did not know if there’s ever going to be another edition. But fate had something else planned for him and now the magazine is being published in 20 different languages. It was the first adult magazine to be written and published in braille.

He even published political news as Hefner believed that everyone should understand the first amendment and about freedom of speech as without it one doesn’t have democracy. He even helped saved the iconic “Hollywood” sign from the developers and the corporates. Last year, the very infamous, Playboy mansion was up for grabs for $200 million. It was build in 1927 and was acquired by Playboy in 1971 for $1.1 million.

Social media broke down as soon as the news of his death was announced. Pamela Anderson who has been on the cover of the magazine 15 times wrote, “You gave me my life… Im in such deep shock.”

Some even joked about how he is going to make unwelcoming advances at women even in his afterlife. The reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West also expressed her thoughts through twitter saying, “RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! Im so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo.”


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