“Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” – Hugh M. Hefner
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has passed away peacefully at his home, the Playboy Mansion, at the age of 91 from natural causes. The iconic ladies’ man was surrounded by his loved ones. The tragic news of his death became an instant top trend on Twitter.
“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,” Hefner’s son Cooper said in a statement. “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.”
In an interview for Larry King’s 2004 book, Remember Me When I’m Gone, the original playboy Hugh Hefner shared his thoughts on his legacy at Playboy and beyond.
“I’d like to be remembered as someone who played some part in changing our hurtful and hypocritical views on sex ― and had a lot of fun doing it.”
Hugh Hefner is survived by his wife, Crystal, and his children Cooper, Christie, Marston and David. The most famous playboy in the world will be buried next to iconic sexy symbol Marilyn Monroe, Playboy’s first cover star.