Founder Of Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner, Dies At 91

Hugh Hefner has been one of the most controversial public figures of the 20th and 21st century. There is no one who doesn’t know who Mr. Hefner is, and everyone was asking the same questions: “How old is Hugh Hefner now?“, “What does the Hugh Hefner mansion look like?, and “Who are Hugh Hefner wife and children?”. Today, on September 28th, the world mourns the Playboy Magazine founder as Hugh Hefner dies aged 91.


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1. Who is Hugh Hefner?

While Hugh Hefner’s age is one of the most fascinating facts about the media tycoon, since 91 years is a pretty long and eventful life, it’s only part of what made Hugh Hefner such an influential figure.

Hugh Hefner was born on April 9, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, and it didn’t take him too long to revolutionize the media industry of the whole century: in 1953 he founded Playboy Magazine. The magazine soon turned into a whole media empire that has outlived most of its competitors and is still going strong in 2017.

Playboy Magazine wasn’t just a collection of photography – it defined the lifestyle of millions of men starting from the mid-20th century until nowadays. The magazine has gotten its fair share of controversy, but no one can deny the impact Hugh Hefner’s activity made on the media.

Perhaps, the most highly publicized aspect of Hefner’s media empire was the Playboy Mansion. In his Playboy Mansion Hugh Hefner held parties that can hardly be topped by any of today’s celebrity get-together. Every Playboy Mansion party from the early days to 2017 has been an absolute legend.

2. Personal life of Hugh Hefner

One of the most frequent subjects of Hugh Hefner news was his personal life, and it’s safe to say that it’s been a wild ride for the Playboy founder. He was married three times and had four children, but, of course, the dozens or even hundreds of Hefner girlfriends also occupied a large part of his life.

At many points of his life, he had up to seven girlfriends, but it all changed when he got married for the third time to Crystal Harris. Hugh and Crystal had a troubled relationship: their engagement was called off by Crystal days before the planned wedding, but the two eventually got married in 2012.

For Hugh Hefner children have been not only a source of constant joy but also the successors of his media empire. All four of his three sons and one daughter are involved in the Playboy enterprise and are expected to retain their positions following their father’s death.

3. Reactions to Hugh Hefner’s death

The first one to announce the “Hugh Hefner dead at 91″ news was the official Playboy Magazine account.

Soon the news spread all over the world, and fans gathered by the Hugh Hefner’s house to pay their respects, while hundreds of celebrities took to Twitter to express their sadness over Hugh’s passing and share some precious memories about the late Playboy founder. Here are some of the celebrity reactions to the news.

It’s safe to say that the world of media and entertainment suffered a great loss today, but, luckily for all Hugh Hefner’s fans, his legacy will continue to live through his magazine and everything that he founded throughout his brilliant career.


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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 2-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!