Hugh Hefner who found Playboy and showed the new heights for the entertainment industry has died aged 91 at his Hollywood mansion. The tycoon passed away of natural causes, his last minutes Hugh spent surrounded by loved ones.
The Playboy founder and extremely bright personality Hugh Hefner died at his $100million Beverly Hills mansion. Hefner’s son, Cooper Hefner, who is also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said,
‘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.’
Over the decades, Hugh Hefner defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand. This brand became one of the most recognizable and enduring in history of the publishing houses and the entertainment industry as well.
Hefner’s third wife Crystal (married in 2012) and four his children were right beside Hugh during his latest moments.
Despite declaring that he had slept with more than a thousand women, Hefner spent much of his life ‘looking for love in all the wrong places,’ as he tearfully told The New York Times in 1992. Hugh Hefner will be buried in an LA cemetery next to Marilyn Monroe – Playboy’s first-ever cover star – in a plot bought in 1992 for $75,000.
The social media mourns – loss of such person as Hugh Hefner is a real shock for the American entertainment industry. Hugh was a ‘real sun’ for many stars, starlets and celebrities who were starting at the Playboy Enterprises.