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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91 years old.

Starting from his kitchen table 64 years ago, Mr. Hefner’s uncompromising vision drove the creation of not just the iconic and groundbreaking magazine, but what has become one of the world’s most enduring and recognizable brands. In the process, Playboy became the largest-selling and most influential men’s magazine in the world, spawning a number of successful global businesses. To this day, the magazine is published in more than 20 countries around the world and products featuring the company’s trademarks drive more than $1 billion in sales annually.

“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,” said Cooper Hefner, Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh ushered in many a boy into their awareness of women with tasteful displays. (Relatively speaking) compared to some of the gratuitous displays of today. I remember finding some of my dad's Playboys when I was 13. The first time I had seen a nude woman. Respectfully to any women who may be reading this...it was an impactful moment in a young boy's life.

RIP Mr. Hefner.
edit on Thu Sep 28 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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There will be no more virgins in heaven. RIP Hef, you were the uncle I wish I had.


CNBC Reporting it too. No hoax.
www.cnbc.com...
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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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A true icon.

Any male who grew up pre-internet likely understands.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Outlier13


I got to shake Hugh's hand last year. At age 90, still dashing around in a burgundy bath robe and slippers. I hope there's Viagra in heaven. The line of babes waiting for him must be very long.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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It was like the internet before the internet, but better somehow.

RIP



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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surrounded by loved ones.


I wonder how many bunnies were at his side.

We have lost a legend. No longer a living legend ... now he is simply a legend ... one to take the title of the ultimate lover.

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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Most see him in the obvious Pornographer role, however, he was one of the leaders of the cultural revolution that occurred in the 60's

I still have my fathers card from the San Francisco club



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)
he was 91

there was more to playboy magazines than met the eye
it was also famous for good articles. very good and interesting articles
and he had a great sense of humor

RIP



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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I wonder who inherits his playboy mansion? Do the girls go with it?

Ahh darn, it was sold to Daren Metropoulos, last year for a hundred million bucks, Hugh just retained a life lease till he died. I wonder if there is a conspiracy to be found in his death?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358


Yep. We lose the "good guys", like Heffner and Jerry Lewis. Meanwhile, George Soros sticks around. What a world, eh?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: Outlier13

Bah, thats too bad. He was a sport.

91 though, not bad. All those chicks. What a life.

Cheers mate.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Actually, that would be a smoking jacket.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: carewemust

Actually, that would be a smoking jacket.


We were in a non-smoking hotel. You sure?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: MysticPearl

So true. Well said.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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The king has passed.





posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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Playboy should have never stopped with nudes. that was his life.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

It was a gimmick. They started up again a while ago.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: lucia2389




Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)
he was 91

there was more to playboy magazines than met the eye
it was also famous for good articles. very good and interesting articles
and he had a great sense of humor

RIP


Never had the chance to meet him but a good friend knew him well enough to say he was a genuinely good person. How could you not be living his lifestyle? Love that look on his face in that pic. He's letting you know...."this is the life gentlemen..."
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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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All flags should be at half-mast tomorrow.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: notsure1

It was a gimmick. They started up again a while ago.


Did they? Well shi maybe he was just old. RIP, Ty for all the wet dreams.




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