Another icon bites the dust.
Hugh Hefner, the magnate who founded Playboy and turned it into a globally iconic brand has died, according to Hollywood reports. Hugh was 91.
The Playboy founder reportedly passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones.
Hugh’s health has been in serious decline the past year, and his death comes a year after his brother, Keith, succumbed to cancer.
Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953, with Marilyn Monroe as its first cover girl. The iconic magazine later defined the sexual revolution in the ’60s and would later make waves in the decades to come for its risqué covers.
Numerous celebrities have landed the cover over the years such as Cindy Crawford, Kim Basinger, Pamela Anderson, Madonna, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Carmen Electra, Drew Barrymore and Kim Kardashian.
In August 2016, Hugh sold the famous Playboy Mansion to Pabst Blue Ribbon heir Daren Metropolous for $100 million, under the condition that Hugh could continue to live in the mansion without the new owner’s meddling until Hugh’s death.
Hugh had three wives, the last being 31-year-old Crystal Hefner, and is survived by four children.
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