Billionaire founder of Playboy Hugh Hefner, who was born on April 9, 1926, has died aged 91.
Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, and went on to become a millionaire after founding the influential men’s magazine in 1953.
His death was announced on Wednesday night via the official Playboy Twitter account saying, ‘American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today.
He was 91.’
‘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.’