BREAKING: Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

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Photo: Hugh Hefner,  Courtesy of Luke Ford
Photo: Hugh Hefner, Courtesy of Luke Ford

Playboy magazine has confirmed that founder Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91.

At 11:14 p.m., Playboy released a tweet stating, “American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef”

Hefner was an American men’s lifestyle magazine publisher, businessman, and ultimate playboy. A native of Chicago, Illinois, and a former journalist for Esquire, he was best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.

A multi-millionaire, his net worth at the time of his death was over $43 million due to his success as the founder of Playboy magazine. Hefner was also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues. He was a World War II veteran.

The circumstances surrounding Hefner’s death are not known at this time.

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