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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Has Died

The founder of Playboy magazine – Hugh Hefner – has died aged 91.

The company says he passed away peacefully at his home, the Playboy Mansion in LA, surrounded by loved ones.

He set up the men’s monthly in 1953.

Last year it stopped featuring nude models, an idea which was backed by Hefner.

Cooper Hefner, his son, is the Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.

He’s released the following statement: “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.

“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston and all of us at Playboy Enterprises”.

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