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Hugh Hefner lived a life that many wish they could live. Sadly, that all ended today as he passed in his LA home.
Hefner who was a major icon that was known for freedom of sexuality and most notably the Playboy franchise was 91.
“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,” Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprises’ chief creative officer and Hugh’s son, said in the statement.
Back in 1953, Hugh created one of the worlds most sexualized magazines, Playboy magazine, which was shortly followed bu by his larger than life mansion that they called Playboy mansion.
The house not only served as a home for many of the girls who were Playboy’s, but also served as the landing spot for various major parties.
For the past few months, Hefner’s health had been on a downward spiral as he was very rarely seen in the public eye. His passing today comes a little over a year since his brother died from cancer.
Our thoughts will continue to be with all those who were affected by his sudden passing.
— Playboy (@Playboy) September 28, 2017
RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him. May he Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/oL3lKLZRQ5
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) September 28, 2017
RIP HUGH HEFNER
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 28, 2017
RIP Hugh Hefner I went to so many of his parties at the Playboy mansion it was legendary you will never be forgotten
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 28, 2017