Founder of Playboy Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, the man who founded Playboy magazine and an American cultural icon, has passed away at 91 years old.

Playboy Enterprises announced his death via Twitter at 8:13 PT and released a statement saying he died as a result of natural causes in his home, Wednesday night, surrounded by family.


Known for his Playboy Clubs and his softcore magazine, Hugh Hefner had a lifestyle that defined an era, and will be missed by many. He lived a life that most men only dream of. His magazine, known for its centerfolds featuring beautiful women, transformed the adult entertainment industry as we know it today.